Last post on Oct 24, 2006 at 10:05 PM
You are in the Ford Mustang
What is this discussion about?
Ford Mustang, Coupe, Convertible
#1214 of 1524 redesigned fuel tank
May 10, 2006 (12:50 pm)
I know there has been much said about the fueling problems and I had that when I bought my 2005 V6 Mustang. After the redesigned tank was installed, the problems vanished until now, a year later. Now I can only fill up at certain stations with I suppose certain types of nozzels. The dealer told me that with the new style tank replaced, there is nothing they can do and Ford is saying about the same. Anybody having this repeat problem and have an answer?
#1215 of 1524 Re: redesigned fuel tank [thunderbird]
May 10, 2006 (2:21 pm)
"After the redesigned tank was installed, the problems vanished until now, a year later."
Well, to answer that question, one would have to determine what is in the gas tank (and refueling system) which could CHANGE over time?
Is it possible that something is happening with the tank venting system (or vapor recovery system) which is causing the pump nozzle to think the tank is full when it isn't?
#1216 of 1524 Re: Overdrive Issue - 06 Mustang V6 [palehorse06]
May 10, 2006 (6:02 pm)
I noticed that with my '05 V6 that the O/D off light never comes on when I start the car. Doesn't even flash or blink. My booklet says the same thing, that if a light doesn't come on, have your vehicle serviced right away. I asked my dealer and they said thats not a problem at all.
I also noticed a few times that while driving, the O/D off light would come on. I couldn't figure out why. Finally it hit me when I researched where the botton is located. I was accidentally hitting the button when putting the car in park or sometimes, in drive.
Hope this helps!
#1217 of 1524 Re: Overdrive Issue - 06 Mustang V6 [palehorse06]
May 10, 2006 (6:30 pm)
I just went out and checked my o6 V6. The o/d light does not come on before the engine is started. If fact, it never comes on unless I hit the o/d off botton on the shift lever.
#1218 of 1524 My gas tank is doing the same thing
May 10, 2006 (7:34 pm)
It makes me so mad... I think it is the heat. When it is really hot, I can't put gas in my car. The problems I have had are: 1.shaker 500 replaced and is once again spitting discs out
2. gas tank replaced once, hoses replaced, had it 5 times for the problem
3. air bag started coming out
4. trim around door coming off (getting fixed Friday)
5. trunk piece coming down
6.brake problem fixed
7.gas cap broke
I think that is it. It just makes me so mad. I love my stang, but gosh, I am so tired of the problems. The fuel problem makes me the maddest though. Summer is coming and I am scared to take it on a road trip.
I am sending the paper work into the conflict resolution and see what can happen. I just think they should replace it another mustang. Has anyone had any luck with that?
#1219 of 1524 Re: My gas tank is doing the same thing [justme_jewels]
May 10, 2006 (11:07 pm)
The problems that you are having are all the reasons why I wouldn't touch a 05 or a 06 Mustang with a 10 foot pole.
I'm very glad that I own the 01 & 02 older body style. The 05 & 06 Mustangs are very problematic with issues that Ford cannot get right.
#1220 of 1524 Dash Rattle TSB
May 11, 2006 (5:24 am)
Does anybody have the TSB number for that rattling bracket behind the passenger airbag? I might be taking it in again this weekend and I'm tired of hearing, "We couldn't hear anything."
#1222 of 1524 sorry mustang owner
May 11, 2006 (8:25 am)
i have been reading all ur problems and would just like to let u hear about mine. i got my 05 stang in jan.05 and it has been down hill since. first they replaced the trans. and the new one isn't much better and then i heard a howl from the rear end and after much fooling around they replaced the ring and pinion gears. that caused a shudder when slowing down and they can't, or won't fix that problem. they had to replace the gas tank, the right door window 4 times before they found one with out a flaw in it.the heater is having the same problem as some of u have stated. the field service engineer says that it is working the way it was designed. he has really become a spin doctor for ford on all the problems with the mustangs. i went through arbitration and that was a joke. ford is paying the BBB to handle the arbitration and also pays the arbitrator. so did not get anything but an offer of an extended warr. which didn't make sense because they will not fix the problems with the car. so now i have had to hire a lawyer and am going to court to fight ford using the lemon law. my lawyer told me today that ford has hired the biggest law firm in oregon to fight me. i almost forgot i had to have the radio replaced a couple of months ago and the dealer ship some how scratched my dash and the paint on the rocker panel. today they now say that u cant just replace that one part, u have to replace the whole dash. so they are going to hire a company that does air brushing and plastic repair. ford knows all about these problems and others but are trying to stall on finding a fix. and consumer reports has said that the 05 and 06 mustangs with a v6 are the worst cars for reliability for those two years. i still love the looks of my mustang but the love affair is over and this is the last ford i will ever buy. good luck to you all and i hope u dont have anymore problems. i guess if i lose in court i will try to find a lawyer who will try for a class action suit.
#1223 of 1524 Re: sorry mustang owner [eskyfin]
May 11, 2006 (9:30 am)
sorry to hear about all your problems.
I have an 06 V6 and havent had any problems.
It's a shame first year models have so many growing pains.
Have you considered asking them to swap you for an 06. Maybe you should you just sell and take the loss, it has to be cheaper than a lawyer.