4th Generation (1994—2004) Mustang Problems

This generations ranks 52nd out of 102 Ford generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (22%), body (12%), and the electrical (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Rain Water Leaking Into Vehicle 6 complaints at an average of 78,023 miles in the 2004 Ford Mustang.
  2. Premature Clutch Failure 2 complaints at an average of 14,300 miles in the 2001 Ford Mustang.
  3. Paint Peeling 10 complaints at an average of 76,540 miles in the 2002 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 2001 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Watch out for these common problems

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