The Mustang GT does more than go fast in a straight line. Agile handling and good brakes, a tolerable ride and comfortable seats, easy access and a good view out all contribute to a satisfyingly enjoyable drive. It doesn't hurt that the V8 is a hell-raiser that sounds great and the six-speed manual has short throws and an easy shift action.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. Side air bags available from 2005, standard from 2008. ESC standard from 2010.
Road Test

The Mustang GT does more than go fast in a straight line. Agile handling and good brakes, a tolerable ride and comfortable seats, easy access and a good view out all contribute to a satisfyingly enjoyable drive. It doesn't hurt that the V8 is a hell-raiser that sounds great and the six-speed manual has short throws and an easy shift action. (The V6 also provides decent oomph.) The rear seat is very tight, but not impossible to use. Fit and finish are mostly good.

Seating
2 front, 2 rear
Drive Wheels
Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
convertible
coupe
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 3.7-liter V6 (305 hp)
  • 5-liter V8 (402 hp)
  • 5-liter V8 (412 hp)
  • 5-liter V8 (444 hp)
  • 5.4-liter V8 supercharged (550 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2011 Ford Mustang owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"a/c stop working after being fix once now needs $ 3700 in repairs"

Allan G., SC (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

"Leaking hose"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

"It stopped cooling as quickly as it should. I took it to dealer where I purchased it and they wanted $1000 to fix. I said no. They got Ford warranty to replace compressor @ $0 cost to me. I had to pay $460 labor. With such low miles, I was disgust"

John S., NV (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

"A/C compressor failed just out of warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

"stopped ccooling"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

"We took it to the dealer and had it replaced. It was a minor inconvenience."

Anonymous, NC (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

"Compressor had to replaced (seized up) at 50000 Miles"

Lee T., NV (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

"A/c compressor failure, had to replace entire a/c system"

Anonymous, (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

"The car might be 8.5 years old but it is garage kept with only 27,688 miles. The AC should NOT have broken down and the mechanic told me it might harm the engine if I continued to drive due to the pieces that broke contaminating the engine. Very disappointed in Ford."

Bob W., PA (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)
Automatic climate control

"a gear wheel controlling opening and closing of doors within the air supply system has lost one or more cogs resulting in a clicking noise when a door is opening or closing"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

"Damper motor replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Made loud clicking noise every time car started up; however, a/c worked. Dealer had to replace blower motor."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Had to have the blower switch replace that chooses where the air blows out. Also the Sirrius radio had a short in a connecting cable that had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

"One of three blend door actuators failed, as did the driver's seat power seat motor"

Kyle R., MO (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)
Evaporator

"A/C stopped blowing cold and was eventually diagnosed as a leaking evaporator core. $2,000 repair"

Kyle R., MO (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

"I smelled refrigerant inside the car when the A/C was turned on. Service shop determined the evaporator was leaking. To replace the evaporator, the dashboard had to be completely removed from the car. This was a $2000 repair which I was not very happy about."

Anonymous, MO (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)
Heater system

"The heater just wasn't blowing warm/hot air while it was cold out, had to get it fixed"

Katrina D., LA (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Leak in refrigerant pipe (metal) - replaced for $630 by dealer not under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

"Original AC discharge tube was faulty design and developed a hair line crack due to vibration. I replaced the tube myself and noticed that they had re-engineered it to reduce the amount of vibration introduced to the part"

Anonymous, SC (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

"had leak that was easily repaired for about $ 200"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

"We had multiple problems, it took 3 visits to fix. Very expensive to fix because they have to remove the dashboard"

John B., TX (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)

"Had to replace coolant hose."

Anonymous, NC (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

"Just refilled my coolant. Tech said my system is 1.3 lbs in total and he refilled 1.0 lbs of coolant! It certainly is blowing colder now"

William B., CA (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)

"Hose between compressor and condenser had a leak. This is the second refrigerant leak within a year. Previous leak was in the evaporator which cost >$2000 to repair."

Anonymous, MO (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Coolant leak caused the ac to fail, problem was detected and fixed however the warrantee had expired"

Gary S., FL (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Rear bumper came loose twice at the rear corner. Ford dealer stated that it was a problem with Mustangs"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Plastic bumper quarter panel sprung loose at car wash. Clips had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Inside driver side door panel keeps peeling off . Looks tacky!"

Judith F., FL (2011 Ford Mustang)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Leading edge of aluminum hood, oxidation under the paint caused bubbling and flaking -- had already been fixed once"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

"Paint blistered on front facing area of hood. Aluminum hood so no rust but paint has peeled in one area. Front facing area is only about 1 inch wide. top of hood [facing up] is OK"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

"paint is bubbling on the hood. Spoke to the Ford dealer and they will not stand by their product and fix this issue"

Ben S., PA (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)

"Paint issues on hood where paint is bubbling up in spots"

Neal B., FL (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Exterior car paint has peeled off the hood for the 2nd time"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ford Mustang 3.7-L V6)

"The paint is bubbling and flaking off the front end of the aluminum hood on the mustang. Since it's not perforated Ford will not take care of the problem. Have heard this happening from several Mustang owners"

John R., MN (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Paint chips all over hood and front fenders."

Robert L., KY (2011 Ford Mustang 3.7-L V6)

"The paint on the hood that is made of Aluminum is bubbling. I have been told that this can be a problem if the aluminum was not properly cleaned before being painted. I told Ford that I thought this should be covered under warranty. They agreed to only make me pay for parts (hood). I did not take them up on the offer."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

"Paint on front edge of hood developed small “bubble” under the surface."

Edward H., NJ (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

"Paint on the hood bubbled up and showed bare metal underneath."

William B., CA (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)

"The paint cracked in the rear bumper. I took it to the dealer and they referred me to a body shop to repair it on my own dime. The paint cracked across the entire rear bumper. The body shop said it was a shoddy paint job by Ford"

Bil G., VA (2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 5.4-L V8 supercharged)

"Paint in both front quarter panels is starting to bubble and the bubbles have popped upward, exposing bare metal...I regularly wash and wax the vehicle by hand...The vehicle was kept outside in a covered spot in Northern CA for the past year"

William B., CA (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)

"paint bubbling and peeling off hood ( aluminum)"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

"Aluminum hood has rust-like bubbling and peeling doe to defect in the manufacture of aluminum part"

Anonymous, (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

"Mustang hoods and other parts are made of aluminum (lighter weight). Paint does not adhere to aluminum as well as it does with steel- it peels away leaving bare aluminum."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)

"Paint and finish detached from surface of hood; diagnosed as poor original application preparation"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)
Rust

"Front of the hood, began to oxidize under the paint. Same as the current lawsuit against Ford for 2005 - 2009 mustangs"

Roland W., OK (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

"It is actually corrosion in the front of the aluminum hood"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Rust on the front of the hood has caused the paint to bubble and crack. This sucks for a car this new"

John B., TX (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)

"Rust on hood, Took it in while under warrenty and they patched it. A couple of months later rust pop up in another area of hood'. No longer under warranty so was told they would have to take off hood and repaint the whole at the cost of several thousand dollars. I didn't nderstand why they didn't fix it right the first time. couldn't afford it so I still have rust."

Judith F., FL (2011 Ford Mustang)

"The rust is on the leading edge of the hood, bubbling the paint that has been protected by 3M film."

Anonymous, AB (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

"Under trunk lid rusted and had it fixed 2 Also under front of hood is starting to rust. This car is used in the winter rarely"

Raymond P., NY (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"Clutch line and fitting at transmission both failed"

David D., MI (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)
Rough shifting

"Hangs up when shifting from 1st to2nd.. All gears rough shifting. Ford refused problem. Diagnosis normal. Manual transmissions all my life. Consider unsatisfactory"

Peter J., MA (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)

"Peridically, shifting would be delayed to the point of stalling in intersections. Shifting would also be rough to the point of jerking hard into gear. Reverse shifting would also be delayed"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)

"This vehicle has a getra MT82 manual transmission and it is known throughout the mustang community as one that has problems with getting the vehicle in gear while it is on the move. Shifting from 1st to 2nd under load and then shifting through all gears under load. The stick shift is not directly mounted to the transmission it is halfway mounted onto the cars body and moves when the vehicles' has medium torque and since the transmission moves the stick will lock out the driver from getting in"

Irwin R., IN (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

"Typical mt-82 problems with synchro, unable to shift into 2nd or 3rd when cold. Lots of noise when in neutral"

David D., MI (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

"Dealership cannot find problem"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)
Transmission leaks

"clogged filter in the transmission caused a leak at 18,000 miles. Transmission had to be removed to repair the leak. Work was done under warranty"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

"A sensor that plugs into the tranny was leaking"

Steve D., WI (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

"I have a transmission leak at the electrical connector on the transmission (o rings) that Ford issued a TSB for. Sadly it is not covered under warranty, even though Ford issuing a TSB would indicate numerous people have had the same leak/issue with the Mustang and an F150 model"

David A., MB (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

"I found a dinner plate sized puddle of transmission fluid on my garage floor after backing out the car. A local transmission repair shop looked at it and said a seal where wiring goes into the transmission failed. Doing a Google search, I found that this is apparently a common problem with Mustangs."

Anonymous, MO (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Differential

"Rear end went out"

William-Paula Z., WA (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

"Rear differential went out completely while driving on the highway. Covered under powertrain warranty but also just had the throttle body go bad and no warranty"

Neal B., FL (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Differential was repaired under warranty"

Ned A., ON (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)

"Changed fluid and it still groans when turning right"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

"3:73 gears have had a considerable whine at highway speeds."

Anonymous, MI (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)
Driveline vibration

"Transmission developed slight vibration and slippage between 1st and 2nd gears. Normal for transmissions with this amount of high mileage."

Marvin A., NJ (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"Car came from the factory with a bent axle which was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)
Electrical failure

"Failure of engine and body control computer modules. Lights would flash and car would not get out of gear"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

"Climate control system would stop working and only work intermittently."

Anonymous, NC (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water leaked on passenger floor from engine area. this is rain leakage and not coolant or A/C water. First thought it was clogged holes in bottom of door but leak continued until leak from front of car. OK now"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Water leak interior cabin"

William Y., GA (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

"Continuously damp floorboard caused musty smell. Private mechanics and the dealership could not find the leak. Had to drive 60 miles away to find a specialist. Problem is resolved but mustiness remains"

Anonymous, SC (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"massive water leaks around passenger and windshield"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"In cold weather there was a rattle or squeak coming from the dash by the instruments"

James P., OH (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

"after 2 years of use, the right muffler hanger has lost some structural integrity. At certain speeds (65-70mph), & certain conditions (worse when driving in rain), the muffler rod vibrates against the housing, causing annoying rattle"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

"NVH is lacking. Harmonics causes multiple noises"

Roland W., OK (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

"Rattles are from the ball joints, already had them replaced."

D B., ON (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Bushings

"The sway bar bushings had aged (10 year old car) and made a clunking sound over bumps. They needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, BC (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)
Electronic or air suspension

"Power steering worked intermitantly"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"One of the shocks went bad. Replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, NV (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)

"consistent rubbing/squeaking noise from front suspension, took to dealer, replaced front strut & connecting rod, temporarily fixed, had to return to dealer to get repaired again when noise returned. More parts were replaced, but can't remember what"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)
Tie rods

"Tie rods were loose had to replace with different type"

D B., ON (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"Tires are expensive and for few miles wore out"

Anonymous, AL (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"Right front wheel bearing failed gradually over time causing unusual noise and vibration"

Richard G., FL (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Muffler

"Suddenly for no apparent muffler came loose"

Anonymous, AL (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)
Other/unsure

"Very quirky. Features work sporadically"

Anonymous, NV (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)

"Product recall last year. Passenger side only. Dealer still doesn’t have parts. Ford recommends that no one sit in passenger seat."

Dave M., FL (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

"Replaced the driver's seat airbag. Had recall on passenger side airbag and had it replaced."

Rich L., FL (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

"recall as parts became available."

Tim J., CA (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

"This is part of the large air bag recall covered by warranty that affected many car companies."

Anonymous, TN (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Heated or cooled seats

"driver side does not heat"

Gary B., MS (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)

"Electric motors to adjust seats...both"

Allen K., WI (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

"Never worked properly"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"WIPERS AND WASHER SPONTANIOUSLY STARTED AT MAXIMUM SPEED MAKING DRIVING IMPOSSIBLE. DIAGNOSED AS BAD MOTOR, WHICH HAD TO BE REPLACED"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

"Inner driver's side front wheel well design allowed squirrel to get inside and destroy wiper washer motor wiring"

Marvin A., NJ (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel injection system

"throttle body TPS failure. I purchased a new throttle body not covered under warranty but later a recall was offered"

Tim J., CA (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)

"throttle body recalled and replaced"

John C., NY (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Two major problems; First was throttle body sending unit required replacement; involved expensive part not covered by warranty; at 37k miles an oxygen sensor went out. Another $200.00 repair ( $176 part included in cost)"

Kendall B., GA (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Convertible top

"I had one of the elastic straps that is used when the top is being put up and down begin to fray. Ford was not able to fix this in their shop but told me where I could go to get the work done. I checked and the repair was hundreds of dollars. My wife took the problem over and repaired the frayed elastic strap for less than five dollars in parts and her labor was free."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)
Mirrors

"Side view mirrors do not fold in. As a result I had to replace right side mirror because it was hit by a sanitation truck"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Ford Mustang Base 3.7-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"seat motors go bad both sides 700-800"

Allan G., SC (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Water pump

"The water pump leaked coolant"

Jeff C., TX (2011 Ford Mustang GT 3.7-L V6)

"During a service check the technician showed me that I had a water pump leak. I didnt fix it right away, but then came back a few days later after determining that he was telling me the truth. I was a little disappointed that this happened so soon on this car."

Anonymous, VA (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"Was making clicking noise and was replaced at owners expense"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.4-L V8 supercharged)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"will not sync"

Anonymous, (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 3.7-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Failure of the timing advance unit that is part of the passenger-side cylinder head"

Michael L., TX (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Pulsation or vibration

"Ford dealership was NO help with this issue. They said all looked good but could start replacing parts to find issue. I did NOT want to spend money on something that they were NOT sure so I took car to specialist who diagnosed the issue and corrected perfectly. Again, extremely disappointed at Ford."

Bob W., PA (2011 Ford Mustang Premium 5.0-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Starter

"Starter remains engaged for up to 3 seconds after engine has fires up. Ford engineers are aware of the problem but have not rectified my problem"

Gordon F., ON (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"MT-82 transmission is a piece of junk. Ford has failed to acknowledge problems with this transmission from day one. Several thousand complaints concerning this unit with only minor and band aid fixes."

Anonymous, MI (2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

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