Recall Alert: 2015 Ford Mustang

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Vehicles Affected: About 50 model-year 2015 Ford Mustang sports cars manufactured between Aug. 18 and Oct. 2 at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan

The Problem: Ford issued the voluntary recall due to an issue with the front-passenger seat-belt buckle assembly. The buckle tension sensor, included in the assembly, may not have been calibrated at the supplier. This could result in misclassification of the front passenger-seat occupant, which could lead to improper airbag deployment, increasing the risk of an injury in a crash.

The Fix: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front-passenger seat-belt buckle assembly for free. The automaker has not yet announced a notification schedule. Ford said it is aware of no accidents or injuries related to the condition.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | October 17, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Ford Mustang: First Drive

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Things that don't happen every day: moon landings, royal births, Supreme Court nominations — and an all-new Ford Mustang. This year is one of those rare times in which we get to experience at least one of those events as Ford brings its completely redone pony car to be tested for the first time ever.

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On paper, the 2015 Ford Mustang looks like it's got the goods to go global: an optional, fuel-efficient, high-powered turbocharged four-cylinder engine; a completely new all-independent suspension; even forthcoming right-hand-drive models for British and certain Asian markets. Will what plays well in Des Moines, Iowa, also prove popular in Dusseldorf, Germany? Is the new Mustang improved enough to unseat the Chevrolet Camaro and fend off the redesigned 2015 Dodge Challenger?

By Aaron Bragman | September 18, 2014 | Comments (5)

2015 Ford Mustang Power Ratings Released

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Ford has now released horsepower figures for the 2015 Mustang, which will start at $24,425 including destination when it hits dealerships this fall. Ford's redesigned pony car will come standard with a 3.7-liter V-6 that makes 300 horsepower at that price — similar to the outgoing Mustang — while an optional turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder makes 310 hp.

Related: 2015 Ford Mustang Starts at $24,425

Why would the Mustang get the EcoBoost? In a word, torque. Though it makes just 10 hp more than the V-6, Ford says torque is rated 320 pounds-feet. Ford says the V-6 makes 280 pounds-feet — which means the EcoBoost four-cylinder and its twin-scroll turbo pack a healthy 40 extra pounds-feet of get-up-and-go versus the V-6. The V-6 actually loses 5 hp this year. We guess Ford thinks a 5-hp gap between the base engine and the more expensive EcoBoost will keep shoppers from moving up. Ten hp doesn't really seem like it would sway many who focus on that spec, however.

By Kelsey Mays | July 18, 2014 | Comments (2)

2015 Ford Mustang's Active Glove Box is a Different Sort of Knee Airbag

Another year, another airbag. In 2009, Ford introduced inflatable seatbelts; four months later, Toyota debuted a Scion iQ with airbags for the seat bottoms and rear window. In late 2012, GM announced the industry's first airbag between the front seats, and Volvo followed six months later with the world's first pedestrian airbag in the not-for-America V40.

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Ford, it seems, has restarted the cycle. The automaker says the redesigned 2015 Mustang will debut an active glove box — a trick glove-compartment door that uses an embedded airbag that pops forward and acts as a knee blocker for the front passenger. It joins seven other standard airbags on the Mustang coupe, including a conventional driver knee airbag.

So, uh, why didn't Ford go with a conventional passenger knee airbag?

By Kelsey Mays | June 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Ford Mustang Starts at $24,425

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The wait is almost over for Mustang fans. Ford announced today that dealers can start taking orders for the redesigned-for-2015 coupe, but all the pieces of the pricing puzzle have not yet fallen into place. The 2015 Mustang with the 300-plus-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 will start at $24,425, including a destination charge, and will be available at dealerships this fall. The 2015 Mustang is only slightly more expensive than the outgoing, 2014 version, which starts at $23,335, including destination.

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The pony car's nemesis checks in at a similar price: The 2014 Chevrolet Camaro with the 323-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 starts at $24,550, including destination. Although the automaker announced pricing for the base V-6 model, it's still mum on how much the midlevel turbocharged four-cylinder and topline V-8 versions will cost.

By Jennifer Geiger | May 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

Cars.com's Top 10 Most Anticipated Cars

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Now that auto show season is over, the wait is over when it comes to seeing which new cars will hit dealerships soon, but now the real wait begins.

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There's plenty to look forward to, because there are almost too many new vehicles to choose from such as the redesigned, more modern Ford Mustang and the sleek, futuristic electric car from BMW, the i8. They're not all sports cars though; the tiny Jeep Renegade SUV and midsize Hyundai Sonata sedan are also on our list.

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By Jennifer Geiger | May 7, 2014 | Comments (16)

2015 Ford Mustang 50-Year Limited Edition Photo Gallery (19 Photos)

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For the limited-edition 2015 Ford Mustang announced this week, 5-0 means more than engine displacement. In addition to the publicity-baiting spectacle of hauling the Detroit automaker's iconic muscle car up the elevator to the top of the Empire State Building, Ford is commemorating the 1964-born 'Stang's 50th year in production with a supercool coupe bearing golden-anniversary badges, unique exterior trim details and limited-edition colors. Only 1,964 of them will be built. Celebrate the Mustang's reaching AARP eligibility and check out the photo gallery below.

2015 Ford Mustang Returns to Top of Empire State Building

By Matt Schmitz | April 19, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Ford Mustang Returns to Top of Empire State Building

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In 1957's "An Affair to Remember," Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr fall in love on an ocean liner to New York and agree to meet back up at the top of the Empire State Building to pick up where they left off. Well speaking of an affair to remember, America's romance with the Ford Mustang has never been forgotten, but the iconic muscle car's many admirers will still have the opportunity to fan their old flame next month atop the equally iconic skyscraper in Manhattan — right where they met a half-century earlier.

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From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 and 17, Ford will commemorate 50 years of continuous Mustang production by bringing the all-new 2015 Mustang convertible to the Empire State Building's 86th-floor observatory. Unlike a certain giant ape who climbed to the top of the 1,454-foot-tall edifice, this pony will take the elevator. The publicity stunt requires the car to be cut into multiple sections, transported up on wheeled carts and reassembled in the display area. That's also the way it was done the first time around with a prototype Mustang convertible, only now the 2015 version is 7 inches longer and 4 inches wider.

By Matt Schmitz | March 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Ford Mustang: Up Close

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When I first saw photos of the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang, I knew it was one of those cars I'd need to see in person before forming an opinion. The front end, for one, was especially hard to read. A long look at it on the show floor revealed how much is new on the car — and there's a lot — but also how similar its overall shape is to the prior generation.

By Mike Hanley | January 15, 2014 | Comments (2)

2015 Ford Mustang Photo Gallery (25 Photos)

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Ford is celebrating 50 years of Mustang with a new model. The 2015 version of the iconic pony car is a mix of retro and modern; it maintains the outgoing coupe's throw-back styling cues but also wears new curves, including a long, bulging hood and a more sculpted rear end.

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The 2015 Mustang is lighter, wider and features an independent rear suspension. Under the hood, a new turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine joins the powertrain lineup. Check out the gallery below.

By Jennifer Geiger | January 14, 2014 | Comments (1)

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