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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Ford Thunderbird electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Ford Thunderbird Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 152007

Thunderbird 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Ford Thunderbird. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle jerked forward and the contact heard a popping noise coming from the engine. The dealer stated that a coil and a spark plug were defective and they made the replacement. Approximately three weeks later, while driving 70 mph, the failure recurred. The dealer stated that a coil and a spark plug were defective and they made the repair once again. The current mileage was 52,705 and failure mileage was 51,000. The consumer stated the vehicle has 8 coils, one for each cylinder/spark plug two of the coils have failed. Updated 09/05/07.

- Killen, AL, USA

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