Last post on Oct 24, 2006 at 9:05 PM
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#850 of 1524 Oil Pressure Gauge
Dec 29, 2005 (5:37 pm)
My oil pressure gauge didn't work when I bought my 2006 Mustang. The dealership checked the sending unit, the gauge, one of the wire connections that ford told them to check, and they thought one of the wires was missing from the factory. But after three days they said that they had to reprogram the computer. Two weeks later my oil pressure gauge is at the high mark, had to take back to the dealership again. Anyone else having the same problem?
#851 of 1524 Re: Oil Pressure Gauge [tazz378]
Dec 30, 2005 (4:56 am)
Hmm... Sounds like they simply reversed the wires and now instead of reading low/not reading, it's reading high. It's either a bad sending unit or a bad voltage regulator for the guage. Did it work properly at all during those two weeks in the middle? Are you getting any oil pressure warnings in your message center?
Take it to another dealer.
#852 of 1524 Re: Oil Pressure Gauge [tayl0rd]
Dec 30, 2005 (7:16 am)
I think it worked, it was in the middle some days and some days it was a little bit higher then the middle. The system check says the oil pressure is ok, there is no knocking from the motor, and oil level is ok. No warning from the message center.
#853 of 1524 Re: My 06 makes some weird noise! HELP! [tayl0rd]
Dec 31, 2005 (12:34 pm)
I own a 2005 V6 stang with the 5 speed manual tranny too. I have experienced this noise since I purchased the car new in september. I have taken it to the dealership and the proclaimed that the exaust heat shield was the problem. So they replaced it and with no luck it still makes the same noise. I to also notice that the noise is more pronounced with someone else in car with me. Will go back the dealership soon to try to pinpoint the noise.
#854 of 1524 Re: Chassis noises [spike05]
Dec 31, 2005 (12:50 pm)
I also have an 05 V6 that make the same noise-sounds like the suspension is loose.
#855 of 1524 electrical failure
Jan 02, 2006 (11:14 am)
I have a similar problem with my '05 GT to one discussed by a number of people - complete electrical failure for no apparent reason, now for the second time in 2 months. I took delivery at the end of Mar 05 and it has a build date of Feb 23. I drive it as a second vehicle on an occasional basis (1 - 2 times a week - it's now at 2000 miles)and it's parked outdoors. First time it happened at the end of Oct (at 1700 miles), the car had not been driven for 5 days, I went to open the door with the keyfob, no reaction, tried to start, and only got a clicking sound from the dash. Although it's not completely dead, all accessories are dead - not even enough juice for the clock. After it was successfully jump-started on the first attempt by a Ford emergency service-contracted driver, I drove immediately to the dealer. They followed their prescribed system checks and found no computer error codes, battery drain test showed .009 amps, and the battery tested good. No cause was found, and I was sent home with the distinct "vibe" that I must have done something wrong. They told me to have it towed in if it happens again so they can check it out before trying to jump-start it. Now it's happened again, this time after sitting for 4 days. Same syptoms. I'm having it towed in tomorrow. There are a couple of interesting common things about when it happened: Both times were just after we had a day of severe wind and rain, and both times, the driver's window was down about half an inch, as if the auto-adjust feature had been doing something on its own....I have also had the same problem others have noted with the driver's window, where it intermittently drops to the bottom of the door with a clunck when I push the window button auto-down. I will certainly have them deal with the window issue, in case it's related to the electrical failure. I have had no other problems, electrical or otherwise, with the car. I absolutely love driving my GT and just find it a bit dismaying to have an otherwise great experience damaged by the feeling that I can't trust my car not to break down on me - like out in the rain or on a long vacation trip....Has there been any indication of a solid fix to this problem by anyone??
#856 of 1524 electrical failure update
Jan 02, 2006 (12:49 pm)
After submitting my post on electrical failure this morning, I checked my car. I had the failure on Saturday, and now, on Monday, there is absolutely no juice at all - the little that it had, causing the clicking sound from the dash when I attempted to start it on Saturday, is now gone.....I'm still having it towed to the dealer tomorrow, so at least they'll have a completely dead car to check out.
#857 of 1524 Re: 05 Mustang Convertible [pnygrl]
Jan 02, 2006 (6:10 pm)
Sorry for the delay, I've been out of town.
The response for ongoing problems with Ford is like a chain of command thing. If the local "district" office doesn't do it, go to the next level. Everyone you've talked to so far reports to someone, and you keep climbing the ladder you will eventually get to someone who won't blow smoke.
You said in your original post that when you put the top up there is metal exposed around the windows? Take a picture, e-mail it to Bill Ford Jr, and ask him if he would like it passed around the 'net. Of course, that's over the top, but you get my drift.
You're dealership's comment about 4 other convertibles with the same problems is the oldest one in the book. "Oh yeah, they all do that, you're the only one complaining, so YOU must have the problem!" They're feeding you a lie, sorry to say
But it gets worse;
As far as car wash water pressure getting in the car, B**l S**T !! If a car wash can force water into a car (convertible or not) what will driving down a rain soaked road at 60 or 70 do? I've washed my '05 convertible numerous times and never seen a drop go inside!
Tell your dealer's service manager I said he's a liar, and would be glad to say it to his face.
OK,OK, so I'm a little angry. I get pissed when a good product is maligned by the very dealers who are supposed to support and market the product. There's a Group on Edmunds titled "What will it take for consumers to buy American Brands?" What do you suppose the question posed here and the response by this dealer do to the prospective buyer trying to decide between a Mustang and [enter brand and make here]?
#858 of 1524 Re: Chassis noises [1mack]
Jan 02, 2006 (7:39 pm)
I drove my V6 pony back to the dealership today... I forced the service manager to ride shotgun and made him put another employee in the back seat. I demanded that I drive them for however long it was going to take for them to hear the noise. It didn't take more than 2 minutes before the manager agreed that it was not normal!
Here is the great news! It was a brake brace / bracket that was installed at a funny angle. As a result it would rub a little against the drive line. It took them all of 2 minutes to make the repair! The noise is now TOTALLY gone!
The noise is noticable during accelleration (the nose of the car comes up and the ass part of the car goes down just enough to put pressure on the frame and grind during accelleration. It goes away once the car levels out.
Then the noise is more constant and much louder if 3 or 4 people add weight to the frame. due to the constant pressure on the frame.
If ths sounds familar to you, make your dealership check the Brake brace / bracket for any grinding of the drive line. (at first my dealership also suspected heat shields, but this turned nout not to be the case... for me anyway)
Now I am back to full enjoyment of my Mustang! That sound sucked all the enjoyment from my early ownership days! Now it's back to me and the open road!
#859 of 1524 bad 05 mustang
Jan 03, 2006 (2:25 am)
i fell in love when i first saw the new stang and it clouded my decision to buy one. well it has turned out to be the worst decision of my car buying life. got it new in jan. 05 and since have had in in the shop for 331/2 days. 1st they replaced the trans. then the ring and pinion gears started to howl so they were going to add dampners to the rear axels but it already had them. so they changed the gears and it took away some of the noise but not all. it caused a new noise and sudder in the car and they had to change a flange on the pinion shaft. it stopped some of the sudder but not all. also had to change the gas tank. after 9 months it wouldnt fill all the way. durning this time that where trying to find a rt. side door glass that didnt have a flaw in it. they ordered 3 and all had flaws. they were going to take one from another car on the lot but they all had flaws. they had to go directly to the vender in mexico. also they spent a lot of time on trying to get the paint right and still have over spray on some areas. the new trans. makes a clunking noise when loading and unloading when they say is normal. in fact they are now telling me that all my problems are within ford specs. even when the trans. sticks in neutral when going slow. they tell me to either stop the car or double clutch it. i havent had to double clutch a car since the 1950s. the cd player is intermittent and it now has a new squeak in the steering. i have already gone through arbitration with the BBB Auto line and lost there so have hired a lawyer and am trying for the lemon law. the bbb is paid by ford and only went by what their fse said. didnt listen to me and didnt offer to have a qualified impartial expert to check out my car like i thought they were supposed to. it seems to me that it is a conflict of interest for the bbb to be arbitrating for a company that is paying then to do so. sorry for the long story but its been almost a year now and its hard to tell what i have been going through in a few lines. like i said i fell in love with the car but the love affair is over and i will ne ver buy another for product again. p.s. consumer reports has rated the 05 six cyclinder mustang as the least reliable car for 2005, and they say that the 06 is going to be just as bad. i almost forgot the heater doesnt work very well either. on all floor in the heat mode you get very little air on the floor and still some comes out the defroster. i think it is a desigh flaw but they say it is working ok. the bbb told me you cant sue a manufacture for a design flaw. i wonder what those people who bought pintos with firestone 500 tires would say about that. thanks for letting me vent. eskyfin