7.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$490.00
Average Mileage:
43,089 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace coil (3 reports)
  2. replace coils (3 reports)
2003 Ford Thunderbird engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Ford Thunderbird Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 222009

Thunderbird V8

  • CVT transmission
  • 33,823 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1 & 8 coil failure

ongoing problem for which it has now been in the shop 6 times since purchased in 2004. Subject to a recall but still not resolved by Ford Motor Co still in 2016.

- , Clinton, WA, USA

problem #5

Dec 022008

Thunderbird V8

  • CVT transmission
  • 33,339 miles

5 coil failure

ongoing problem that is now being fixed under a recall. There is no category for recall, so I put it under extended warranty,

- , Clinton, WA, USA

problem #4

Nov 042008

Thunderbird V8

  • CVT transmission
  • 33,028 miles

4 coil failure

ongoing problem that has not, even in 2016, been resolve in spite of an eventual recall.

- , Clinton, WA, USA

problem #3

Jan 132014

Thunderbird V8

  • CVT transmission
  • 61,336 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1 & 2 coil failure

ongoing problem still covered by a recall (07M07). recall is almost up, so I will be on my own after this with Ford as they won't pay to fix their design flaw after March 2014. Still not resolved in 2016 as I am posting this rant.

- , Clinton, WA, USA

problem #2

Mar 092015

Thunderbird V8

  • CVT transmission
  • 67,208 miles

4 coil failure

No longer under a recall, this is how much it cost to replace the design defect coil on this luxury car. I have more coils that might fail, but Ford will no longer fix them. In addition to possible coil failures, I now have another problem that I separately complained about.

- , Clinton, WA, USA

problem #1

Mar 062008

Thunderbird V8

  • CVT transmission
  • 29,798 miles

1 & 2 coil failure

Still under 30,000 miles with recurrent problem that became the subject of a recall.

- , Clinton, WA, USA

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