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2012 Ford Mustang Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 4 official 2012 Ford Mustang recalls. Find out if your 2012 Ford Mustang needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 12, 2017

The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.

Recall repairs on your Ford, Mercury or Lincoln must be performed by a Ford or Lincoln dealership. Ford will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in February 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford or Lincoln dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 17S01.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 27, 2016

The automatic transmission may unexpectedly and suddenly shift into first gear, regardless of vehicle speed. This could cause the vehicle to jerk and slow without warning and lock the rear tires causing them to slide without warning. This could result in a loss of vehicle control and injury.

Recalls on your Ford or Lincoln must be performed by a Ford or Lincoln dealership. Ford will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in May, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford or Lincoln dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 16S19.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 28, 2015

When deployed in a crash, the driver's front air bag inflator can rupture. As a result, metal fragments from the inflator can strike occupants.

Ford will notify owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Ford recall number is 15S21.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 30, 2012

On certain vehicles, the transmission may not properly engage reverse gear; or, if reverse gear does engage, the "R" indicator on the dash or the backup lamps may not illuminate due to a faulty transmission range sensor.

Ford will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning June 25, 2012. If you are experiencing problems with the transmission shifter and/or related lighting, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.