Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Problem Trends and Complaints

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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Model year with the most reported issues

2017

Most reported problem

Engine

High risk

High

Engine problems include oil leaks, oil consumption, overheating, stalling, smoking, trouble turning over, or engine seizure/failure.
Car depreciation

38% after 5 years

While different cars depreciate at different rates, it's a good rule of thumb to assume that a new car will lose approximately 20 percent of its value in the first year. In five years, the average depreciation rate is 50% of their initial value.
Recalls

9 Recalls

A recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards. Manufacturers are required to fix the problem by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund, or in rare cases repurchasing the vehicle.
Investigation for defects

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Low Severity Level

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

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.

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Engine and oil pump failure

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

A few days after I first bought the car I notified the dealer that my oil level was really low and I took the car back in to get it checked out. They told me that my oil filter wasn’t torqued to the proper specifications and my oil had a

Review submitted by:Gregory R

Pros:The feel of the car and the driving experience/exhaust note

Cons:Oil consumption

Failed engine

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

7k Millie’s on car, Ford dealer does oil change followed by low compression engine code by the time I got home (8 miles from dealership). Engine replaced by Ford/ factory after having it in the shop for a month. No longer numbers matching devaluing this collector car.

Review submitted by:Christopher H

Pros:I went to factory to see car come off the assembly line and have pics of entire build.

Cons:No longer numbers matching devaluing this collector car.

Blown engine

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I have a 2017 Shelby GT350 with only 14,000 miles on it. I've never tracked it drag raced it or nothing. On June 7, 2021 it blew up on me do to low oil pressure. I was just driving on the highway when this happened. When the low oil pressure

Review submitted by:Thomas L

Pros:The handling, sound and looks

Cons:Way to many problems that Ford manages to weasle out of costing you thousands out of pocket

Engine failure at 57k miles

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

While driving in the highway something popped. I've immediately stopped the engine and towed to a Ford service shop. The day after they called me with a 25k$ quote to change the entire engine...

Review submitted by:Sandro Rodi

Oil Consumption

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

After a 600-mile drive noticed noise coming from the engine. Checked the oil level, no oil on the dipstick. 7 quarts of oil to bring it to the fill line. The oil had been changed by Ford 9 months prior. 3,500 had been put on the motor since that oil

Review submitted by:David A Bryce

Pros:Everything except oil

Cons:Oil Consumption

Excessive Engine Oil Consumption

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

5.2L Voodoo engine has consumed 8 quarts of 5W50 oil within 3400KM of driving. Completed the engine oil consumption test as directed by the dealer. After having a fresh oil change, drove the vehicle 660 KM and found the oil level to be on the bottom tip of the dipstick

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

Broken oil pump gear in a 2016. Ford done a buy back. Oil starved and broke 2 rods in a 2018 7 weeks ago. Car still at dealer. Warranty covering this motor.

Review submitted by:Troy Coates

Pros:Power, sound

Cons:Engine

Lemoned

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

I owned a 2017 Shelby gt350r. Car was lemoned in 2018 after about a year of ownership for excessive engine vibration noise. Never got it resolved and after the car spending 45 days in the shop, lemoned it.

Review submitted by:Ben Jackson

Pros:Styling

Cons:Engine

Spun bearing

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

After 1000 miles I took the car in for its 1st oil change the dealership found that the motor had spun a bearing on the number 7 piston and a claim was made. I spent 65k for a car that needed a new engine and Ford did nothing to Compensate

Review submitted by:Patrick Ward

Pros:Performance

Cons:Quality

Disappointed

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have a 2016 track pack. I live in northern Alberta Canada. I noticed my oil being consumed when I initially bought it. Went through 3.5 litres in 4000 km. I started my oil consumption test around 11000km and up to 15000km. Seems as though every time I go it

Review submitted by:Marc Comeau

Pros:Handling and tech

Cons:Oil consumption

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