TSB List for the 2002 Ford Thunderbird

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2002 Thunderbird are official communications between Ford & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • STEERING
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
  • FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES
  • POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE
  • POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
  • VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM
  • VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:HEATER CORE
  • VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:CONTROLS/WIRING
  • SEAT BELTS
  • STRUCTURE:BODY
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
  • TIRES
  • SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST
  • EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • STEERING

    • TSB #18320

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014594

      VIBRATION FELT FOR A FEW MILES OF DRIVING AFTER PARKING. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #16168

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #636176

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A SQUEAK OR RUBBING NOISE WHILE TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. *TT Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

    • TSB #02176

      Date Announced:
      SEP 02, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008580

      LAMP-BRAKE-INVADVERTENT DISABLING OF BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *MJ Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #18615

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017917

      UNUSUAL ENGINE NOISE OR ENGINE KNOCK CONCERNS DUE TO REGULAR FUEL. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #15265

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #625831

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT AN ENGINE OVERHEAT CONDITION DUE TO CONCERNS WITH INOPERATIVE HYDRAULIC COOLING FAN. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #031404

      Date Announced:
      AUG 23, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10011162

      ENGINE MISFIRE OR RUNNING - COIL ON PLUG (COP) IGNITION SYSTEMS - WDS COP KIT DIAGNOSTIC TIPS. TO INCLUDE VARIOUS 2005 MODELS. * AR THIS ARTICLE 04161 SUPERSEDES TSB 03-14-04. Read More »

    • TSB #16581

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005092

      INTERMITTENT ENGINE QUIT ON DECEL/STOPS/TURNS. OASIS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17061

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003169

      INTERMITTENT DRIVABILITY SYMPTOMS - REDUCED POWER ON DECELERATION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #03144

      Date Announced:
      JUL 21, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003744

      ENGINE MISFIRE OR ROUGH RUNNING CONDITION WITH COIL ON PLUG (COP) IGNITION SYSTEMS MAY BE MORE ACCURATELY DIAGNOSED USING THE OPTIONAL WORLDWIDE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (WDS) COIL ON PLUG (COP) KIT. 2003 SUPER DUTY F SERIES INCLUDED. Read More »

    • TSB #0373

      Date Announced:
      APR 14, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002682

      ENGINE FLOOD DURING COLD START, EXTENDED CRANKING TIME, OR HARD TO START ENGINE WHEN COLD. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #0335

      Date Announced:
      FEB 17, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002482

      IDLE AIR CONTROL (IAC) VALVE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE TIPS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #15741

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #636378

      VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 3.9L 4V MAY EXHIBIT AN OIL LEAK FROM THE ENGINE OIL FILTER. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #15203

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #625730

      SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 3.9L 4V MAY EXHIBIT AN OIL LEAK FROM THE ENGINE OIL FILTER. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    • TSB #02161

      Date Announced:
      AUG 19, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #635972

      ENGINE FLOODING, EXTENDED ENGINE CRANKING TIME REQUIRED TO START, OR HARD START CONDITION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #15772

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #637466

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A ENGINE MISSING OR ROUGH RUNNING CONDITION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #01246

      Date Announced:
      DEC 10, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #630515

      ENGINE OIL SYSTEM PRIMING PROCEDURES, SERVICE TIPS FOR REPORTS OF PREMATURE ENGINE FAILURE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #012111

      Date Announced:
      OCT 29, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #627770

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT AN ENGINE OVERHEATING CONDITION AND / OR THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) MAY ALSO BE ILLUMINATED WITH CODES P1285 AND P1299 STORED IN MEMORY. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #01205

      Date Announced:
      OCT 15, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #627927

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT VACUUM OR AIR LEAKS IN THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND / OR ENGINE SYSTEM CAUSING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0171 AND OR P0174. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

    • TSB #15588

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #630144

      SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.9L V8 ENGINE ONLY, MAY EXHIBIT A RATTLING NOISE FROM THE HYDRAULIC COOLING FAN PUMP. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #02E21

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #633571

      SUBJECT REGARDING CATALYST MONITOR SENSOR CONNECTOR INSPECTION. *JG Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

    • TSB #0398

      Date Announced:
      MAY 12, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002780

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0442, P0455, P0456, P0457, P1442 OR CHECK FUEL CAP LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0457. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #15466

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #630572

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT INACCURATE FUEL LEVEL CONDITION WITH APPROXIMATELY 1/4 TANK READING ON THE FUEL GAUGE. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #15250

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #625704

      INFORMATION REGARDING MISDIAGNOSIS OF MAIN CONTROLS - INCORRECT PRESSURES. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #15826

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #637567

      SOME VEHICLES, BUILT BETWEEN 10/1/01 AND 1/31/02, WITH A 5R55N TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAK AT THE CONVERTER HOUSING. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #0708

      Date Announced:
      APR 19, 2007
      NHTSA ID:
      #10022290

      AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SOLENOID EMISSIONS WARRANTY EXTENSION. SAMPLE CONSUMER LETTER ATTACHED. *KB Read More »

    • TSB #0266

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #636035

      SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT A FLUID LEAK AROUND THE FLUID PAN DRAIN PLUG. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

    • TSB #042107

      Date Announced:
      DEC 13, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014086

      GENERAL (PCM) POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

    • TSB #03148

      Date Announced:
      JUL 21, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003748

      NEW TRANSMISSION COOLER FLUSHER - SERVICE TIPS. 2003 ESCORT AND SUPER DUTY F SERIES INCLUDED. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

    • TSB #7867

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #612260

      DRIVELINE VIBRATION (A HIGH FREQUENCY BUZZ) THAT IS FELT THROUGH THE SEAT AND FLOORPAN AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #04174

      Date Announced:
      SEP 06, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013116

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED - SYSTEM LEAN DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC'S) - SERVICE TIPS. VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING 2004 F-SERIES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17375

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008188

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON AND HARD START/LONG CRANK. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #03181

      Date Announced:
      SEP 15, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004027

      REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) - SERVICE TIPS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17170

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004063

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0133 AND/OR P0153. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

    • TSB #0295

      Date Announced:
      NOV 14, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #636096

      EXCESSIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM CURRENT DRAW WHICH COULD RESULT IN A DISCHARGED BATTERY AND A NO CRANK CONDITION. *TT SERVICE TIPS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #15272

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #625724

      INFORMATION ON BATTERY ACCESS. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

    • TSB #15876

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #637739

      SUBJECT REGARDING DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1129 DURING KEY ON ENGINE RUNNING (KOER) - NO MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER

    • TSB #0162

      Date Announced:
      APR 02, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619266

      VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (PATS) MAY NOT START OR CRANK. *TT Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #15935

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #637842

      SUBJECT REGARDING SUPPLEMENTAL PARKING LAMPS INSTALLATION FOR VEHICLES NOT ORIGINALLY EQUIPPED. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #15615

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #630659

      SOME VEHICLE OWNERS MAY QUESTION THE OPERATION AND/OR FUNCTION OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL PARKING LAMPS. *TT Read More »

    VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

    • TSB #0257

      Date Announced:
      MAR 18, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #636051

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT CALIBRATION LOSS OF ERRATIC OPERATION OF THE POWER WINDOW SHORT DROP GLASS FUNCTION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #15276

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #625857

      INFORMATION REGARDING DROP GLASS FUNCTION. *TT Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM

    • TSB #15387

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #630405

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION OF DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (DATC) OPERATING AT FULL HEAT IN ALL MODES, AND/OR NO TEMPERATURE CONTROL FROM SIDE TO SIDE. *TT Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:HEATER CORE

    • TSB #01156

      Date Announced:
      AUG 06, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #623944

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT HEATER CORE LEAKS. *SLC Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:CONTROLS/WIRING

    • TSB #041514

      Date Announced:
      AUG 09, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10011159

      REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER GRID/INTEGRAL ANTENNA DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR - TERMINAL TAB REPAIR. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #031501

      Date Announced:
      JUL 12, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009321

      INOPERATIVE ELECTRIC REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER (HEATED BACKLITE) GRID LINES, INTEGRAL ANTENNA CONCERNS. *TT Read More »

    SEAT BELTS

    • TSB #16084

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #636283

      INFORMATION ON PASSENGER SEAT BELTS NOT EQUIPPED WITH A PLASTIC BUTTON. *TT Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    • TSB #02162

      Date Announced:
      JUN 07, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017925

      WATER/MOISTURE IN COP WELLS - DTC P0301-P0308 - 3.9L ENGINE - VEHICLES BUILT THROUGH 5/1/2004. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #18515

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014703

      MOISTURE IN STORAGE COMPARTMENT. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #22114

      Date Announced:
      OCT 28, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013065

      REMOVBLE ROOF AND CONVERTIBLE TOP. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #15924

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #637828

      CONCERNS REGARDING PAINT PROTECTION FROM REMOVABLE TOP. *TT Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS

    • TSB #022114

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013089

      WATER LEAK DIAGNOSIS - REMOVABLE ROOF AND CONVERTIBLE TOP - SERVICE TIP. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #15806

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #637532

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT SMALL AMOUNTS OF MOISTURE ENTERING THE CONVERTIBLE TOP STOWAGE COMPARTMENT EVEN THOUGH THE REMOVABLE HARD TOP ROOF IS INSTALLED. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #15332

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #630174

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A DIFFICULT TO PULL DOWN, AND LATCH CONVERTIBLE TOP. *TT Read More »

    TIRES

    • TSB #15149

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #624894

      SOME VEHICLES TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION AND WRAP GUARD REMOVAL TIPS. *ET Read More »

    SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST

    • TSB #16694

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10001941

      POWER SEAT FUNCTION - CONTACT REQUEST / DETROIT REGION. *TT *JB Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #17258

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004912

      SQUEAKING NOISE WHEN SWITCHING CLIMATE CONTROL BETWEEN PANEL, FLOOR AND PANEL/FLOOR MODES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #0334

      Date Announced:
      FEB 17, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002481

      LACK OF COOLING FROM DRIVER AND/OR PASSENGER SIDE VENTS ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH DUAL AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (DATC) ONLY. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #02208

      Date Announced:
      OCT 14, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013060

      CLIMATE CONTROL A/C SERVICE TECH TIPS. *EH Read More »

    • TSB #15900

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #637785

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A WHISTLING OR BUZZING NOISE ORIGINATING FROM THE CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM WHEN THE BLOWER MOTOR IS RUNNING AT 2 OR 3 BAR SPEED. *TT Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #16045

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #636243

      SOME 3.9L V8 ENGINES MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0340 (CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR) STORED. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #0256

      Date Announced:
      MAR 18, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #636049

      THIS BULLETIN INVOLVES PROPER PROCEDURES FOR PREPARATION OF SERVICE SHEET METAL PARTS COATED WITH ELECTRO DEPOSITION PRIMER (E-COAT). *TT Read More »

    • TSB #01157

      Date Announced:
      AUG 06, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #623988

      INFORMATION REGARDING TRANSMISSION FLUID USAGE CHARTS. *SLC Read More »

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