2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced it will be investigating manual transmissions on 2011 and 2012 Ford Mustangs due to a number of owner complaints.

The issue concerning the Mustangs’ transmissions is their erratic nature, with 32 customers complaining of binding gears, difficulty engaging in shifts and excessive noise and vibration. In some cases, an issue with the transmission nearly led to a crash.

The particular transmission unit is the Chinese-built Getrag MT-82 six-speed manual, which is found in more than 26,000 Mustangs from the 2011 and 2012 model years.

Since the announcement of the investigation, Ford has acknowledged that it is aware of the issue and complaints and is fully working with the government to review the matter.

If the investigation ends up leading to a recall, you can rest assure that the MotorAuthority team will update you on the matter.

[NHTSA via The Detroit News, Mustangs Daily]