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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,066 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Ford Thunderbird Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 142012

Thunderbird 8-cyl

  • 22,456 miles


Vehicle stalls and wont restart unless you put in a new 15 amp fuse for the fuel pump circuit. Fuel pump is failing. This is a known product problem on the forums and Ford has not announced a recall. I called Ford and they said sorry nothing we can do.

- Sun Valley, NV, USA

problem #1

Jan 062011

Thunderbird 6-cyl

  • 27,676 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Thunderbird. The contact stated while driving 70 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut off. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who stated that the fuel pump caused the failure to occur. The fuel pump was replaced. The failure occurred again after driving approximately 400 miles. The fuel pump was replaced a second time. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that the parts were unavailable. The current mileage was 28,079. The failure mileage was 27,676. Updated 07/08/11 updated 09/19/11

- Renton, WA, USA

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