Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,764 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.

2003 Ford Thunderbird engine problems

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2003 Ford Thunderbird Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 272014

Thunderbird 8-cyl

  • 102,292 miles


Vehicle experiences unintended engine acceleration when stopping for a red light or placing the car in park. Motor hit over 3500 RPM while parking before I could shut down the ignition.

- Grafton, VA, USA

problem #2

Feb 092010

Thunderbird 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
2003 Thunderbird goes into "limp mode" and the car suddenly will not go above 25mph.... I am told it is a safety feature... but this is not safe if you are driving on the interstate! I am told this time it is a throttle body... which I have been waiting for over 30 days. Ford does not have parts for their cars.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 192004


  • 11,000 miles
While driving at 25 mph driver applied the brakes and vehicle accelerated.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

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