Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Problem Trends and Complaints

Reported Problem Trends

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following
issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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2018

Trending for the most complaints

Overall Build Quality

Most reported problem across all model years.

Understanding Reported Problem Areas

Problem Areas and Severity Ratings Explained

Most Severe Problem Areas to Watch For

myCarVoice Severity Level™ Legend

Low Severity Level

Problems marked low typically are not a safety issue, and more of a minor defect.

Medium Severity Level

Problems marked medium may be a potential mechanical and safety issue.

High Severity Level

Problems marked high are potential mechanical and safety issues.

Air Bags

Severe risk

High

(Steering wheel, passenger, center, side curtain, knee, rear curtain, and seat belt airbags.)

Body

Low risk

Low

(Doors, lights, paint, bumpers, mirrors)

Brakes

High risk

High

(Front, rear, and parking.)

Electrical

High risk

High

(Backup camera, Battery, engine control unit(ECU), starter, alternator, radio, infotainment/touchscreen and other electrical networks for engine, exterior and interior.)

Interior

Low risk

Low

(Seating, HVAC, carpeting, steering wheel, dashboard and console, door panels, roof liner, interior trim and other components of the vehicle’s inside utilized by the driver and passengers.)

Powertrain

High risk

High

(Engine, hybrid system, transmission, cooling system, fuel system, flywheel, driveshaft, differential and axles.)

Miscellaneous

Low risk

Low

(Poor mpg, poor range, or resale value.)

Overall Build Quality

Medium risk

Medium

(Overall build quality refers to how well the vehicle was put together or assembled. For example, some people may notice that interior and/or exterior panels may be out of alignment, parts are not properly secured or they tend to fall off easily.)

Software

High risk

High

(Powertrain programming, GPS, security, safety sensors.)

Steering

High risk

High

(Power steering, sway bars, ball joints.)

Suspension

Medium risk

Medium

(Shocks/struts, bushings.)

Windows

Low risk

Low

(Windshield, side windows, moonroof/panoramic roof, rear glass.)

Air Bags

Severe risk

High

Air Conditioning

Low risk

Low

Backup Camera

medium risk level 1

High

Battery

medium risk level 1

Medium

Body Panels

Low risk

Low

Brakes

High risk level 1

High

Cooling System

Medium risk level 3

High

Doors

Low risk

Low

Drivetrain

Severe risk

High

Electrical

High risk level 2

High

Electrical Motor

Severe risk

High

Engine

Severe risk

High

Engine Control Unit (ECU)

Severe risk

High

Exhaust System

Low risk

Low

Exterior

Low risk

Low

Fuel System

Severe risk

High

Heater

Low risk level 2

Low

Hybrid System

Severe risk

High (3)

Interior

Low risk

Low

Lights

Medium risk level 2

Medium

Miscellaneous

Low risk

Low

Navigation System

Low risk level 4

Low

Overall Build Quality

medium risk level 1

Medium

Paint

Low risk

Low

Poor MPG

Low risk

Low

Resale Value

Low risk

Low

Software

High risk level 1

High

Steering

High risk level 2

High

Sunroof / Moonroof

Low risk

Low

Suspension

Low risk level 3

Low

Tires

Medium risk level 3

Medium

Touchscreen / Infotainment

Low risk

Low

Wheels

Medium risk level 2

Medium

Windows

Low risk

Low

Windshield

Low risk

Low

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Free repairs for widespread safety problems.

This car currently has 1 Investigation

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Excessive Engine Oil Consumption

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

Review submitted by:Gagandeep G

Pros:Excellent engine, exhaust note and handling.

Cons:Engine oil consumption and longterm engine reliability.

Faulty oil pump

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

Review submitted by:Troy Coates

Pros:Power, sound

Cons:Engine

Resale values

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

Review submitted by:Coleman Ramsey

Pros:Great performance car, better than GT

Cons:Engine oil consumption

3qts of oil in 500 miles...

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

Review submitted by:Brian Wilson

Pros:Power and sound

Cons:Engine build quality

Bad main bearings

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

Review submitted by:Joseph Burnheimer

Pros:Really like the power and handling

Cons:Not sure engine will last

Fixed under warranty but still concerned

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

Review submitted by:David Clark

Pros:Great handling and power

Cons:Defective engine

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