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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,428 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.

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2004 Ford Thunderbird engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Ford Thunderbird Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 052009

Thunderbird

  • 60,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Ford Thunderbird. The contact stated that the key was extremely difficult to turn over to start the vehicle. In addition, the vehicle stalled on numerous occasions without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times and they replaced the filter, the rear module, the vapor management valve, the vent solenoid and the throttle body but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Wewoka, OK, USA

problem #3

Dec 312009

Thunderbird

  • 34,200 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Thunderbird. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. The contact also stated that the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition coils were misfiring. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 34,200.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 082012

Thunderbird

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Thunderbird. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the engine misfired and lost throttle response without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the coil over plug assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 36,000. The VIN was not available.

- Church Hill, TN, USA

problem #1

Jun 052013

Thunderbird

  • 97,512 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Thunderbird. The contact stated that while E driving 20 mph, the engine misfired. The failure recurred frequently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who stated that there were two ignition coils that failed. The ignition coils were replaced however, the contact later noticed oil on several cylinders in the engine. The failure was not corrected. The failure was reported to the manufacturer. The failure and current mileage was 97,512.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

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