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#1299 of 1524 Re: Fuel Problems [casing1]
Jun 10, 2006 (5:58 am)
I was just at a Ford dealership (in New Jersey) yesterday having the driver's side door handle of my 2005 V6 replaced and the two other people in the waiting room with me were both having fueling issues with their Ford automobiles. I don't believe either had a Mustang as mine was the only one in the service bay, although I have the fueling issue, too (not the sensor issue). While I was waiting for my car one of the service guys came in and told the woman next to me that the sensor issue has to do with an additive that is put in some gas--there's a component of the additive that corrodes a metal strip in the sensor and that's what causes the gauge malfunction. He said by using a different additive you can correct the problem and clean the metal strip. As for the fueling issue, another service guy suggested not using the fastest flow rate on the gas nozzle. Unfortunately this isn't an option for those of us who live in N.J., where we can't pump our own gas, but I have noticed that the problem seems to be station specific. Hope that sheds some light on your problems!
#1300 of 1524 Re: Fuel Problems [casing1]
Jun 10, 2006 (6:05 am)
We have been having the same problem since we purchased a 2006 Mustang in October. After months of fighting with dealership I took the car back to them. I spent 8 hours and traded for another 2006 Mustang. How stupid could I be. Now I have same problem with new Mustang. Again fighting with dealership. We are meeting with Ford Field Engineer June 28th. I don't know where this will take us but I want out!!! I've asked for my money back and never will I buy another Ford product. The dealership tells me no one has ever had this problem but yet he hands me Fords notice when I went in for service. I have tried every gas station in town and only get about 3-4 gallons of gas. Well hurricane season is here and we can't evacuate if we had to. The dealership said I won't get far with no gas. Thanks a lot! Its not funny.
#1301 of 1524 Re: Fuel Problems [mfulford]
Jun 10, 2006 (9:46 am)
So the dealership said that no one has ever had this problem but they can hand you a slip that says there is a problem. This is what doesn't make since. Hopefully your meeting with Ford can correct the problem. I'm currious on what they have to say. I just got the car back from the dealer yesterday so I'm waiting to see what happens. I'm sure that having them rotate the tires is not going to solve the fuel problem. Maybe if enough of these people are having the same problems as you and I they'll have a recall. The dealer said also that it's all 2005 mustangs made on or after 4/26/2005 and 2006 mustangs that have the revised fuel tank. I guess some have the problem and some don't. They should have put in the manual that you're only able to take your car to 1 of 500 gas stations.
#1302 of 1524 FUEL PROBLEMS
Jun 11, 2006 (3:57 pm)
We to have had fueling problems w/our 05 mustang which we purchased 3/05. Ford told the dealer to change the tank. They did and other problems resulted from that change. Our car has been in the shop about 45 - 50 days total. Still have the fueling. We can not put more than 6 gals sometimes. Was told it was due to the amount of fuel pressure from the gas stations. We have been to several stations and speedway is the best for full fueling. We still have problems w/gas gauge going to empty & low fuel light comes on. This is after they changed the gas tank and figured out sensors were shorting out in the fuel tank. We love the car and have tried to get it replaced but Ford only came up with a small settlement. Also have had drive shaft problems due to the tank change. Mechanic not so good I guess. Tried the lemon law deal but Ohio laws are real strict. Dealer was going to do a buy back but who knows.
#1304 of 1524 more on fuel problems
Jun 12, 2006 (12:50 pm)
What a coincidence!!. I have a 06 GT Mustang with 1500 miles. Having read other posts, I too was concerned about fueling issues. The first 5 times I refueled, no problems. Then I tried to fill up at a brand new Holiday gas station in a suburb of St. Paul Minnesota where they advertise some fuel additives with their fuel, and I could only get 3/4 of a tank. Went to Wisconsin and refueled to the max, and again no problems. The next day with the tank initially reading 1/2 full, upon driving to work, noticed the fuel gauge suddenly dropping to <1/8 tank and the computer read 0 miles to empty. After sitting all day, and restarting it that evening, the fuel gauge initially read 1/4 tank and then in several steps went back to an accurate 1/2 tank. Meanwhile, the computer initially read 40 miles to emply, then 60 finally stopping at an accurate 119 miles to empty. Went to refuel the car back to full at still another station and have not had any problems since. Go figure!! husker5
#1305 of 1524 Re: Fuel Problems [casing1]
Jun 12, 2006 (4:14 pm)
Well, what I feared the most!!! Not getting this problem fixed before hurricane season. Two years ago we had to evacuate 3 times. The dealership addressed this problem last week saying "You won't get far"! Doesn't that make you feel good?
Has anyone called the 1-800 #? I have registered all my complaints with Ford. You can do it on line and then they give you a reference #.
I am so tired of dealing with Ford and hope some answer comes from meeting with Field Engineer June 28th.
#1306 of 1524 Re: Fuel Problems [mfulford]
Jun 13, 2006 (1:56 pm)
Did you ever try turning the gas pump upside down, or sideways? Others have said this has helped them. I'm sorry to hear you are having so many problems. I have not had any with fuel or otherwise.
#1307 of 1524 Re: Fuel Problems [lavrishevo]
Jun 13, 2006 (3:08 pm)
Yes, we have tried everything. Nothing seems to work. We have gone to different stations and still no help.
#1308 of 1524 Re: Fuel Problems [mfulford]
Jun 13, 2006 (8:23 pm)
I would want my cash back. Or how about an Fusion V6 w/side air bags? If there is no fix for the gas fueling problem, it seems to me they would have to give you another car, or cash back. Why again did you get another Mustang if the first one could not be fixed?