Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Problem Trends and Complaints

September 2022 Overview

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle.

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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

115 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
myCarVoice Severity Level™ Legend

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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Gt350 Oil consumption

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

My engine consumes oil at an extremely high rate and Ford won’t replace it with a GEN two engine. Although it won’t be number matching engine anymore I would like Ford to replace it with an engine I know will last. I spent a lot of money on a car

Review submitted by:Michael

Pros:The look and sound

Cons:Oil consumption

Oil comsumption

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Purchased the vehicle with 47k miles. I know have about 60K. After teh first oil change, I notice car comsumes about a quart of oil every 750-1000 miles. I only drive it two-or days a week for about 30 miles round trip. The dealership said i missed the cut off

Review submitted by:Myron

Pros:Great car to drive

Cons:Not knowing when or if the engine will fail

Oil consumption

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Need to add a quart to quart and a half of oil about every 500-1000 miles. You will hear camshaft ticking if you do not add oil to your engine. Also, I've noticed, the AC will not blow cold air when the oil is low because it causes the AC

Review submitted by:Jon

Pros:Everything but oil consumption

Cons:Oil consumption. Adds to the cost of maintenance when it's not disclosed at time of purchase.

No Oil in Engine

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

My son purchased a 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 in June, 2021, through an auto broker, who drove it from Denver, CO, to Portland, OR. He had frequent oil changes and also kept bottles of the uncommon oil required for his car, to make sure there was always oil in

Review submitted by:Tracey

Pros:Gorgeous! Dream Car. Love the Sound We Can Hear Coming a Half Mile Away!

Cons:The Engine Issue

Shelby GT350 Excessive Oil Consumption

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I have a 2016 Shelby GT350 with 21,000 miles on it and it's using a quart of oil every 125 miles. I've babied this car since I bought it new and Ford has left me high and dry, Ive serviced it every 6000 miles and kept up with all the

Review submitted by:Michael P

Pros:it's really Cool and fun to drive

Cons:The engine has gone bad at 21,000 miles

Blown engine

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Car has 38000 miles. It’s a 2019 and it has either a blown head gasket or damaged piston rings. Grayish/whiteish smoke coming from exhaust. Also has abnormal oil consumption. Took the vehicle to 2 different dealerships. Neither could find the problem. Check engine light was on. The first dealer replaced

Review submitted by:Seidrick J

Pros:The performance

Cons:Engine failure

Engine broke down

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Mustang GT350

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

This is my second engine that broke down because of the same identical problem which is oil drop pressure caused the oil filter to sock in and caused a crank-shaft broke cause of the oil filter sonk and ford dealership blamed for the 1st engine and the replaced it after

Review submitted by:Rafat K

Pros:Its manual

Cons:Breaks a lot

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

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