pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
46,500 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. raise the heat to the fullest then down, a/c will turn on (1 reports)
  3. replace heater control valve (1 reports)
2002 Ford Thunderbird AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Ford Thunderbird Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 152015

Thunderbird 8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


Car will blow hot air out of passenger side vents when a/c is on. Sometimes if you fiddle with the temp controls it will start working correctly. Over time problem became more frequent until had to get it fixed. the fix was to "change heater control valve. This fix lasted 11 months and problem came back again. This time a Florida dealer fixed it again (same diagnosis) and charged about 650.00. Car currently doing same thing again. Trying to sell car now but has unrepaired overheating problems also. Car = Boat Anchor. I believe car is haunted by a Demon from Hell.

- , Memphis, TN, USA

problem #3

Jul 012005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

Every time we took the car in, it would work properly... left it several times, they could not find a "problem". "Quality is job one" is a laugh!!!!!!!!

- , Woodlands, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 032007

Thunderbird 3.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

this vehicle has over 75,000 miles (122,000 kilo ) on it and runs like a charm, no other problems reported anywhere else, looks and feels and rides like the day I bought it. I am quite satisfied even tho the a/c & heater needs fiddling with occasionally in order to get them to come on.

- , Toronto, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

May 162007

(reported on)

Thunderbird V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles

Heater comes on when A/C should be on. Temperature outside is higher than setting, but heater comes on so hot it burns your feet and will not go off no matter how you adjust the temperature. It happens for or five times a year out of the blue.

- , Loxley, AL, USA

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