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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Ford Thunderbird fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Ford Thunderbird Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 282016

Thunderbird

  • 11,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Thunderbird. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that there was a crack in the fuel system and a vapor fuel leak. As a result, the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V113000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was 11,000. Updated 08/22/16 updated 08/30/16

- New York, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 202016

Thunderbird

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Thunderbird. While driving approximately 55 mph, the contact smelled "raw" fuel in the vehicle. The contact noticed fuel leaked all over the garage at home and the check engine light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that fuel was leaking around the seam of the fuel tank cover. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 91,000.

- Northwood, NH, USA

problem #1

Apr 062016

Thunderbird

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Thunderbird. While driving various speeds, the engine warning light illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank was cracked and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V113000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 24,000.

- Lahaina, HI, USA

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