3rd Generation (1990—1993) Mustang Problems

This generations ranks 24th out of 102 Ford generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (31%), fuel system (18%), and the transmission (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Fuel Pump Shuts Off While Driving 3 complaints at an average of 119,298 miles in the 1993 Ford Mustang.
  2. Engine Turns Over but Will Not Start 2 complaints at an average of 220,000 miles in the 1993 Ford Mustang.
  3. Runs Hot 1 complaints at an average of 71,000 miles in the 1990 Ford Mustang.

What Mustang Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 1993 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1993 7 7 55 0.91
1992 3 5 43 0.53
1991 3 6 35 0.72
1990 3 5 33 0.79

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