Last post on Oct 24, 2006 at 9:05 PM
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Ford Mustang, Coupe, Convertible
#1415 of 1524 Re: bad 05 mustang [2005conv]
Aug 23, 2006 (7:33 pm)
I have a 2005 V6 Premium convertilbe with a build date of 06/09/05. The car is a total piece of junk. Both rear wheel bearings and seals were replaced because of rear end noise. I have a poping sound from the front suspension that the dealer says does not exist and is just my imagination. The original headliner was pulling away from under the first support bow. One dealer said they would not replace it because the process would be too time consuming and they do not have anyone to do the work. I took the car back to another dealer and they said the headliner was cut too short on the driver side. They ordered a new headliner and had me take the car to an interior trim shop to replace the headliner. The headliner was replaced last Wednesday and I've opened and closed the roof 3 times since the install and the new headliner is pulling away from the support bow in exactly the same place as the old one. I was told today that the way the headliner attaches to the bow is a poor design and the liner will continue to pull away. The new fix the dealer suggested is to use clear epoxy and glue the liner to the support bow. Both the front and rear rotors have been resurfaced and the rear calipers unlocked. The silver finish on one of the dash vents was coming off and the passanger side sunvisor would pop out of the retention clip when you hit a bump in the road. All this with less than 700 miles on the clock.
I just submitted my "Lemon Law" paperwork today. Please do not purchease a Ford Mustang unless you enjoy problems.
#1416 of 1524 Re: bad 05 mustang [silverragtop]
Aug 24, 2006 (9:23 am)
definitely frustating Im sure.
but, i read plenty of other hard core mustang forums and I havent heard of your headliner problem.
Also, buying first year production models can be very unsatisfying until the mfg line works out the kinks.
I have an 06 and havent had any problems.
I hope you get resolution.
#1417 of 1524 Already In The Shop
Aug 24, 2006 (9:34 pm)
Ive only had my mustang gt for only ...well not even two weeks now and its already back at the dealer. During cold starts and even at a stop light...the engine would start to idle rough and a couple of times it felt like it was going to shut off. I work grave yard and got off at 6:30 in the morning. I started the car and it idled even more rough then it did before. The engine light came on. Well that was it. I drove from work and straight to the dealer, about a half hour away. I was told it was a bad PCM. I took it in on monday and still haven't gotten it back yet. so far its taken two days to get the part. Until I had this problem..the car drove better then I even thought it would. Its very comfortable for a sports car and I loved driving it. I was getting lots of compliments on it everyday I drove it. It really sucks that Im without it now. I miss my car. Ive also had alittle problem with the stereo (shaker500), alittle noise it makes when I turn left and a loud noise when I turn the a/c on. Im happy with my car..just wish I didnt have these problems. I mean it only has like..700 miles on it. its not ever broken in yet. Im just afraid im gonna have problems with it from now on. Especially reading all the problems other people have written about it on here. Any encouraging words out there?
#1418 of 1524 Paleeze, DON'T oversize, overstate
Aug 24, 2006 (10:30 pm)
18" wheels, round spokes, look foolish. Chrome is pimp. (Stylish is flat, square, snow-flake spokes, as thin as possible.)
Racing stripes are even worse, make the car look like a skunk.
A hood scoop is nothing but Liberace.
#1419 of 1524 Re: Paleeze, DON'T oversize, overstate [pony_pirate]
Aug 26, 2006 (7:50 am)
Yea, but hood scoops look cool from the drivers seat on an otherwise plain looking long hood.It would be nice if FORD would put the same type (functional) hood vents in like the '67 & '68's had as an option though.I had a '72 MACH 1 with the RAM AIR scoops on it and they were cool, but mine were fakes because it was a 351-CLEVELAND 2-V, and didn't have the RAM AIR, option but it still flew (with 3.73 gears) and I loved it.
#1420 of 1524 Re: Nothing wrong with my GT [pony_pirate]
Aug 26, 2006 (7:52 am)
Bad knees and heavy rush hour traffic will cause lots of folks who would otherwise buy a stick, get the automatic.
#1421 of 1524 Re: Ran Aronud By Ford 05 Mustang Gt [ls2005]
Aug 26, 2006 (8:06 am)
Limited slip clutch pack noise problems go back at least to 2002 I believe, and not only on Mustangs, it includes the SUV's with limited slip differentials, there is a TSB on it, not sure what causes it though, is the friction material on the clutches swelling, or are they warping with use causing loss of clearance between them? They don't usually do it when new.Something is obviously going on with them..
#1422 of 1524 When i push the gas nuffin happens!
Aug 26, 2006 (5:07 pm)
I have a 2005 6cyl automatic, does anyone else have a problem when you take off from a dead stop of it just NOT going anywhere for several seconds THEN taking off like a skinned cat?
#1423 of 1524 Re: bad 05 mustang [2005conv]
Aug 27, 2006 (7:48 am)
I agree completely. I too, have an early 2006 GT convertible and the car is just fabulous. Its everything I expected in such a car. I put some stripes on the hood and trunk and the car looks great and runs even better, but those nose marks on the door windows just keep coming.
#1424 of 1524 Re: Ran Aronud By Ford 05 Mustang Gt [ls2005]
Aug 27, 2006 (7:51 am)
If I were you, I would try a different dealership. As we all know, some of their "mechanics" are not quite up to standards.