My 2011 made a tick/knocking noise as early as I could remeber so I notified the dealer and they suggested I let it wear in a little and if it continued to make noise to bring it in around the first oil change.
First oil change, dealer was notified of an engine noise occurring between 2k-3k RPM's regardless of load or temp. Dealer unable to duplicate noise and vehicle classified as operating normally. Ford Corporate was notified of the issue at the same time.
Vehicle returned to dealer again a couple of thousand miles later with the same complaint of an engine tick/knock at the 2-3k RPM range. However, this time the dealer was able to consistently duplicate the problem. Timing chain/tensioners replaced, exhaust, various items checked. Ford engineer involved and noise eventually isolated to RH side, #1 cyl. according to the dealership. Waiting for further update from Ford.
The noise is exactly what is audible in the video below: ‪2011 Mustang GT 3000rpm rattle (under hood)‬‏ - YouTube
Keep in mind, the video is NOT my car. Anyone else hearing a similiar noise?
Update: There is a TBS for engine noise between 2k-3500 RPM's that is fixed via software. However, after what I have been dealing with I am very skepticle.
In addition to the engine noise, I have manual transmission issues:
Hard to get into R, 1, & 3; Grinding gears going into 2, 3, & 5 when cold (5th on occasion during the warm season); Clunking, banging when shifting especially at lower to medium vehicle speeds.
My concerns have been shared with Ford multiple times ranging from right after getting the car up until now.
I have always been a Ford buyer and would like for them to make good on this car otherwise they may lose me in the futurel.