Last post on Oct 24, 2006 at 9:05 PM
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Ford Mustang, Coupe, Convertible
#1454 of 1524 Re: differential noise when turning [alex197]
Sep 12, 2006 (9:12 pm)
Well today I have taken my 06 Mustang GT Manual Premium Package in to the shop AGAIN!! I bought it June 10,2006 and it only has 5,000 miles on it. I took it in this time because it kept telling me to check my fuel cap and wouldn't go away. I was also having the same problem with the noise when I was turning worse in reverse and in first gear. They informed me that they have fixed the fuel cap problem and that if I come pick it up to bring it back next week and they are going to put a new clutch package in it. I am a little annoyed because I also had to have a new alternator put in not even a month and a half after my purchase when it had less than 1000 miles on it. I hope that this doesn't continue I am beginning to believe the old FORD stories I hear.
Sep 12, 2006 (11:34 pm)
The clear bra is like plastic slipcovers on furniture.
#1456 of 1524 Re: 3m Bra [pony_pirate]
Sep 13, 2006 (3:26 am)
It's not that bad guys.
And my bad, Loren. I've never known Loren (alternately Lauren) to be a "male" name. Innocent mistake on my part and the correction is duly noted.
#1457 of 1524 Re: bad 05 mustang [silverragtop]
Sep 14, 2006 (12:55 pm)
My 05 premium convertible is now going back for the second time in a month for a repair of the headliner. It pulls loose from the hard section on the front edge.
Has anyone seen this successfully diagnosed and corrected?
#1458 of 1524 Re: Already In The Shop [spcard]
Sep 14, 2006 (5:24 pm)
I could have written any one of these entries unfortunately I have had all of them happen to my 06 mustang. Ford had my car for a solid month while they threw parts at it trying to "fix" it. It being the check engine light coming on, and finally the car dying on me and going into the "limp home" mode on a fairly regular basis. It took a Ford salesman picking up the car and having it die on him to get the ball rolling as far as a serious repair. From what I'm told they replaced several sensors, the pcm, and finally the throttle body. The throttle body was supposed to be the "fix". Did'nt keep the car long enough to find out, Ford would not buy the car back, so we wound up trading out of it. As far as a new car, Ford as to determine that it is a lemon and approve a buy back, which they may or may not do depending on which day you catch them. We just happened to have a great dealership in our hometown willing to trade us out of it. Good luck to you, It's maddening huh !!!!
#1459 of 1524 Re: bad 05 mustang [rexm]
Sep 14, 2006 (7:00 pm)
I have an 2005 Mustang Premium convertible and the headliner pulled loose from under the first bow. The first dealer I took the car to put a wad of masking tape between the roof and the headliner to stick it to the roof (real nice). I took the car back and they decided that the headliner was cut too short and suggested installing a new one. The problem was they said the replacement of the headliner was hard and time consuming and they would not do it. I took the car to another dealer and they ordered a new liner and sent the car to an interior trim shop for the install. The new liner lasted 4 opens and closings of the roof before it fell out again. The dealer sent the car back to the trim shop and they determined that the attachment design of the headliner is poor. When you open the roof all of the tension on the headliner is removed causing it to fall out of the track it sits in. The interior shop used some kind of waterproof cardboard shims and placed them along the track above the headliner under the first bow. I have not opened the roof since I got the car back. I'm in the process of lemon lawing the car, so I don't care if I ever open the roof again. My attorney said that shimming the headliner in place is not a real fix to the problem. I've had nothing but problems with the car since I purchased it and I've had enough. The rear wheel bearings and seals have been replaced, the front and rear rotors have been cut, the silver finish was peeling off one of the A/C vents, the rocker flairs were loose and falling off in front of the rear wheels, the parking break lever broke and I have a clicking sound coming from the front end every time I apply the brakes. All this with less than 730 miles on the clock. This car is bad news and I can't wait to get rid of it. I'm going to purchase a Honda S2000 after this mess has been resolved.
I looked at a used 2005 Mustang convertible sitting on a dealer lot and the headliner was falling out of that car as well. The headliner setup in this car is poor.
Sep 15, 2006 (7:03 am)
the clear bra is almost a neccessity if you want to preserve the car. if you don't care about chips and scratches then its not for you. but believe me, you will get chips on the hood, fender and front bumper within a thousand miles or so. the water based paint is so fragile. lead paint was much much stronger but now outlawed. for owners with darker colors, your door cup areas will scratch easily from everyday use (the area underneath the door handle). clear bra will protect this area as well. also, DO NOT take the mustang or any other new car for that matter through a brissel/touch automatic car wash. either hand wash (with micro fiber spounge) or touch free wash. the brissels on the autowash WILL give you swirlies that are only completely removed by a wet sanding. i would also reccommend a shorty antenna as a mod, that and the all weather floor mats are pretty sharp. shorty antenna here:
regards to all new mustang owners. she is a beautiful car, please take care of her.
#1461 of 1524 05 GT stalling consistently
Sep 15, 2006 (7:47 pm)
I have a 2005 Gt that ran fine until the beginning of August this year. It all started with hesitation on accelaration, then progressed rapidly to stalling when I was at a stop and hit the gas. Took the car into the dealer the first week of August. They replaced the fuel pumps in the car. Got the car back and two days later same symptoms reappeared. Back to the dealer where it took several days for them to duplicate the problems. They re- calibrated and sent me on my way. Car stalled again, back to the dealer where they installed a flight recorder. I drove the car for two days, experienced several hesitations on accelaration and two stalls. Back to the dealer, checked the data on the flight recorder , and they diagnosed it with a bad mass airflow intake. Replaced that part, they test drove it for 70 miles and it stalled on the tech. Still at the dealer, getting no help from them or customer service. Do I need to get a lawyer? Anybody with this same problem?
#1462 of 1524 Error Messages
Sep 18, 2006 (6:41 am)
While driving over the weekend I got a cycle of error messages. I can't remember them all, but remember Oil pressure low, check braking system, emergency brake on, etc.
The gauges did not function nor did the turn signals. I shut the engine and restarted and all was fine until the next day when it happened again and restarting wouldn't clear the error messages. The next day the messages did not appear, but the check engine light remained on. I took the 550 mile trip back home last night (1st long trip) and reflashed the computer back to original backup (was at a 93 performance tune) and the engine light has not appeared since.
Any clues to what might have happened? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
#1463 of 1524 Trash in the paint
Sep 19, 2006 (8:44 am)
I have a 2006 Mustang, first sports car..so far everything seems fine..after reading some of the msgs in this site, yall have me worried. Anyway back to my question, I have a white stang and the paint seems to have little specs of yellow and black in the paint, at first I thought that it was sap off of trees. Have washed it several 100 times..still there..and then I looked at my sisters car and she has a 2005 stang, white also, same problem. Can anyone help or give advice. Thanks