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Ford Mustang, Coupe, Convertible
#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?
#1309 of 1524 Re: Fuel Problems [m1miata]
Jun 14, 2006 (1:07 pm)
Oh, look whose back. Hey Loren one quick question. Why do you bad-mouth these Mustangs so much when you admit you don't even own one and would never buy one?
I LOVE my 05 GT, and am so impressed with the car that I've already ordered an 07 GT. The dealer I've ordered from wants my 05 on trade so badly that we closed the deal with me getting $2,000 less than the MSRP was 2 yrs ago.
I believe 90% of new Mustang owners LOVE the cars and a majority of the people with complaints on this forum would not have complaints if the service depts that they are going to would fix the cars instead of giving excuses. I had a few problems with my 05 but the service dept FIXED everything and I'm extremely HAPPY.
Regarding mfulford's gas tank problems,,,, his car does have a problem, BUT his biggest problem is that the DEALER SERVICE DEPT sucks and they don't want to fix it. My 05 had the filling problems and my service dept fixed it in 3hrs after picking it up at my home and delivering back, with not even a fingerprint on the car (and the car is Black).
#1310 of 1524 Re: Fuel Problems [m1miata]
Jun 14, 2006 (1:56 pm)
The only reason we got another Mustang is because that is all the dealership would talk. They wouldn't give us our money back. We tried trading it at Nissan but would have negative equity and we couldn't afford to lose $10,000.