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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,578 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Ford Thunderbird electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Ford Thunderbird Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012011

Thunderbird 8-cyl

  • 92,578 miles


Had the vehicle tuned-up. After a few driven miles the airbag light came on and stays lit. The problem "driver side air bag high resistance" causes "a poor connection where the clockspring connect into the main wiring harness." Cost to replace/repair $681. This is a defect safety product. Ford refused to pay stating, "there is no extended coverage or recalls for this issue." There are not "sufficient consumer complaints" regarding this problem. This is a defective product dealing with a safety issue with Ford refusing to acknowledge as their responsibility.

- Cameron Park, CA, USA

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