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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
51,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. dealer "bs" not fixed lied to again (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Ford Thunderbird transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Ford Thunderbird Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 242011

Thunderbird 3.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles


I'm having problems with shifting into gear. I have to force it to shift in park.

- , St Paul, MN, USA

problem #1

Apr 232008

Thunderbird Convertible 3.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

Missed another 2 days of work, 1 day deliver, 1 day pick up. 42 miles each way to dealer. Dealer had car for 3 days. I had the oil change and rotate the tires while it was there. Picked up car @ closing and tried to drive home 42 miles in 2 gear, finally the second day it shifted into 3 never made it to 4 . I'll spend another day off and return it to the dealer, wish me luck.

- , Key Largo, FL, USA

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