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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,000 miles

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2003 Ford Thunderbird body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Ford Thunderbird Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 022014

Thunderbird 8-cyl

  • 52,000 miles


One of the 4 bolts that hold the rear suspension to the vehicle fell out of the car. The bolt failed due to corrosion and possibly over torquing at the factory. Severe corrosion inside the pocket that houses this bolt. Ford dealer says it is not covered and is at least 10 hours labor and is concerned the remaining 3 bolts may be corroded as well. They are also concerned that the frame rail on the body may be affected. This has been a South Florida car its entire life and has been garaged its whole life. It has never been exposed to road salt or snow and has only been driven in rain on limited occasions. Major safety issue since the rear suspension could fall out of the car.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

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