If you are driving a 2003 Ford MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Engine And Engine Cooling problems and defects. Total reports: 1.
I Purchased A Brand New 2003 ford Mustang Cobra Convertible In Placentia, Ca And Was Very Excited To Have My First Mustang. I Am 32 And Married With Two Children Ages 13 And 5 So Our Other Car Is A Minivan. In The End, As You Will See In This Description, This Was The Worst Purchase I Have Ever Made In Regards To A Vehicle. After Around 7,000-9,000 Miles ( I Would Have To Pull The Paperwork As I Am At Work Now) The Car Over-heated On The Freeway And During The Overheating The Car Shut Down Forcing Me To Lose Power Steering And The Car Began To Drift Left In To The Other Lane. I Pumped The Clutch Several Times And Successfully Was Able To Get The Car Running Just Far Enough To Pull Over To The Shoulder And Call A Tow Truck. It Could Have Been A Lot Worse Since Traffic Was Moving Around 65-70 Mph. The Car Was Sent To Fritts ford In Riverside, Ca And I Found Out That Not Only Was The Radiator Cap Cracked As Well As The Radiator But The Catalytic Converter (i Know My Spelling Is Wrong Here) Needed To Be Replaced For Some Reason. I Believe They Said It Had A Hole In It Which I Can’t Believe After Only 7k-9k Miles. I Also Believe They Replaced The Thermostat. It Was Too Long After I Received The Car Back (about 3k-5k Miles) That The Overheating Happened Again, The engine Shut Down, Etc And I Was Forced To The Side Of The Road And Again Luckily Was Not Hit By Another Car. The Car Was Back At The Dealer And The Radiator And Thermostat Were Replaced I Believe. Since Then I Have Moved To Texas And The Same Thing Has Occurred Three Times In The Last 3 Months. Each Time (well The First Two Since The Last One Just Happened Last Night) I Was Told The Thermostat Was Bad And Needed To Be Replaced. I Guarantee Now That The Car Is At Bob Tomes ford In Mckinney Texas For The 3rd Time With Only 22,000 Total Miles That The Thermostat Was Bad Again And Needed To Be Replaced. *nm
Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP49Y73F. FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 2003 problem was reported in MCKINNEY, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20040120. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FAIRWAY FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 714 524 1200 . DEALER’S CITY: PLACENTIA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 92870 .
Sept 13, 2005