Federal safety experts investigating Ford Mustang

Pic by Michael Gil from Flickr
Sometimes complaints about a specific kind of defect in a vehicle cause us to issue an alert to our clients to watch out, and avoid, a developing defect problem. Today, it's the 2012 Ford Mustang.

Turns out that federal safety investigators at NHTSA are looking into the 2012 Ford Mustang and the rising frequency of complaints by owners

NHTSA is the federal agency in charge of motor vehicle safety recalls for the federal government. An investigation is one of the beginning steps to a recall and signals that a sufficient number of owners have complained about substantially the same defect to cause federal safety investigators to look more closely at the vehicle and the owner complaints that have been received.

So far nothing is proven, of course, but here is how federal motor vehicle safety investigators are characterizing their investigation:

ODI has received 32 complaints alleging an unexpected inability to shift into gear on model year (MY)2011-2012 Ford Mustangs equipped with manual transmissions. Some reports allege incidents occurred while merging into high speed traffic and others allege that incidents occurred while turning left across oncoming traffic. Some complainants allege that the erratic shifting behavior almost caused a collision with adjacent vehicles. A Preliminary Evaluation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency and potential safety consequences associated with the alleged defect.

ODI is the federal Office of Defect Investigations at NHTSA and where consumer complaints are compiled until a formal investigation is triggered. Now Ford Mustang's 2012 model is in the que to be examined.

If you've got one of these potentially deadly defect Mustang vehicles, you should be careful when driving it. At the first sign of a problem, get it to your dealer - even if you have to get it towed - and examined for defects. Don't take a chance with a deadly defective Ford or any other type vehicle. If you've got a lemon, ask your dealer to fix it.

If your dealer doesn't take care of you, call our Ford owner lemon hotline at 1.888.331.6422 for free lemon law help. Or, email us right now by clicking here: info@USLemonLawyers.com for FREE help right now.

Getting rid of lemons is what we do. Everyday. Making them pay your attorney fees too? Well, that's only fair.

Burdge Law Office
Because life is too short to drive a lemon Ford
or any other kind of lemon car or lemon truck too!

Share this:


Known nationwide as a leading Lemon Law attorney, Ronald L. Burdge has represented literally thousands of consumers in "lemon" lawsuits and actively co-counsels and coaches other Consumer Law attorneys. From 2005 through 2018, attorney Ronald L. Burdge has been named as the only Lemon Law Ohio Super Lawyer by Law and Politics magazine and Thomson Reuters Corp., Professional Division. Burdge restricts his practice to Lemon Law and Consumer Law cases. The Ohio Super Lawyer results are published annually in the January issue of Cincinnati Magazine. Ronald L. Burdge was named Consumer Law Trial Lawyer of the Year 2004 by the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the nation's largest organization of consumer law private and government attorneys. "Your impact on the auto industry has been magnified many times over because of the trail you blazed for others," stated NACA's Executive Director, Will Ogburn. Burdge has represented thousands of consumers in Ohio, Kentucky and elsewhere since 1978 and is a frequent lecturer to national, state and local Bar Associations and Judicial organizations. Burdge is admitted to Ohio's state and federal courts, Kentucky's state courts, and Indiana's federal courts. Other court admissions are on a "pro hac" temporary, case by cases basis.