2021 Ford Mustang Reliability - Consumer Reports
Coupe and convertible versions are available for this iconic car. We tested two coupes -- a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with an automatic and a GT V8 with a six-speed manual. The turbo is a stylish, mildly sporty boulevardier; the GT is a tire-smoking brute that will summon your inner teenager. With a snappy 0-60 mph acceleration time of 6.4 seconds, the turbo version lives up to the image of its sheet metal.
Alerts
There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Mustang will be much less reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019 and 2020 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

Overall Reliability
The 2021 Ford Mustang has been recalled 1 time by NHTSA. View Recalls
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Recalls
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AIR BAGS
Dec 16, 2021
An air bag that does not inflate properly can increase the risk of injury in a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2021 Mustang vehicles. The side curtain air bag inflators may have been manufactured with the incorrect amount of compressed gas, which can result in improper air bag inflation. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard numbers 226, "Ejection Mitigation," and 214, "Side Impact Protection."
What should you do:
Dealers will replace the side curtain air bags, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 1, 2022. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 21C37.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V980000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 93
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