On Sunday The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Office of Defects reported it had received 32 owner complaints regarding a sudden inability to shift gears on 2011 and 2012 Ford Mustangs with manual transmissions. Some of the reported issues occurred when drivers were merging into high-speed traffic or while turning against traffic. Not good. According to an article in The Sacramento Bee, Ford plans to fully co-operate with the review.
Unfortunately, this isn't the first time I've heard of complaints regarding manual transmissions on the newer Ford Mustang. In fact, a reader alerted me of this back in June. It seems quite a few folks have experienced issues. Hopefully Ford will step to the plate to resolve any and all issues. Do you have a 2011 or 2012 Mustang with transmission problems? Tell us about it here.
Update (11/13/11): Last week, Ford official responded to the NHTA's Investigation. Get the full details.
Sources: The Sacramento Bee, The Detroit News
Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company