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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Ford Thunderbird engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Ford Thunderbird Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012006

Thunderbird 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles


- the contact called regarding the 2002 Ford Thunderbird. The contact stated when he set the cruise control it would not stay engaged. Also, the contact had problems turning the cruise control on. There were no warning indicators. The failure mileage was 15,000. The dealer diagnosed the problem as the cruise brake pedal switch being inoperative. A new switch was installed and the cruise control works properly. The contact has the repair invoice.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 082003


  • miles
The cruise control was inoperative.

- East Peoria, IL, USA

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