2001 Mustang Headlights

Finding a Replacement Headlight for Your 2001 Ford Mustang:

The 2001 Ford Mustang features subtle changes from 1999 and 2000 models, and the headlights are among those changes. Beginning in the 2001 model year, Ford used the headlight design from its 2000 Mustang Cobra R series as the standard for all of its Mustang models in 2001. One of the most noticeable differences is that the redesigned headlights include a black background rather than chrome. The 2001 model headlights are often referred to as having a smoky or tinted look to them because of the black background; however, the headlight lenses themselves are actually clear. In fact, despite the different look of the 2001 model year’s headlights, the lenses are actually the same as the clear lenses used in the 1999-2000 model years.

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Ford released 2001 Mustangs in four different variations: the base model, which features a 4.6-liter, 193 hp engine; the 2001 GT, which features a 4.6-liter, 260 hp engine; the Cobra, which features a 5.7-liter, 320 hp engine; and the 2001 Bullitt special edition, which features a 4.6-liter, 265 hp engine. There are varying trim levels and features on these different models, so always note these subtle differences when buying used parts online.

Common Problems That Can Lead to Headlight Failure:

The Ford Mustang is widely regarded as a premium sports car, but there have been a number of issues reported with the 2001 model year that can lead to headlight failure. Some drivers have reported that the 2001 Mustang’s headlight assembly seats have failed, which can allow water to leak into the unit and damage or destroy the headlight’s electrical components. In addition, recalls have been issued for a number of aftermarket headlights built for 2001 Mustangs, so if you bought your vehicle used, or previously had a broken headlight replaced, an issue with the replacement headlight’s corner and bumper assemblies could lead to part failure. There also have been issues reported with the headlight lenses that can lead to dim or inoperable headlights. Aside from manufacturer errors, it’s also easy for headlights to break in a simple fender-bender. Regardless of the reason for your headlight failure, it’s imperative that you correct the problem immediately as driving without two functional headlights is unsafe and against the law.

Pro Auto USA Makes Finding Used Parts Online Easy:

Pro Auto USA can help you find the correct used headlight replacement online at a fraction of the cost that a dealership would charge. Visit our “parts finder” page and submit your specifications into our simple form. If you’d rather, you can also give us a call and we’ll walk you through the process. We’ll take your information to our nationwide network of salvage yards and used part dealers who will search their inventory to find the correct part for you. You’ll be able to choose the cheapest used part from a list of headlight replacements available and purchase the part directly from the third-party used part dealer. See for yourself, Pro Auto USA makes finding used parts cheap and easy. We’ll have your car back on the road in no time