TSB List for the 2003 Ford Thunderbird

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STEERING

  • TSB #18320

    NHTSA ID #10014594

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: VIBRATION FELT FOR A FEW MILES OF DRIVING AFTER PARKING. *EH

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  • TSB #04101

    NHTSA ID #10008991

    • Date Announced: MAY 31 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: STEERING GEAR SQUEAK WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL, ESPECIALLY DURING LOW SPEED PARKING MANEUVERS. *TT

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STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

  • TSB #16892

    NHTSA ID #10002607

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SQUEAL NOISE FROM THE REAR BRAKES ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BEFORE 5/15/2003. *TT

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

  • TSB #02176

    NHTSA ID #10008580

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 02 2002
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: LAMP-BRAKE-INVADVERTENT DISABLING OF BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *MJ

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT

  • TSB #042213

    NHTSA ID #10013401

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 15 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) C1145 AND/OR C1155 STORED IN ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) MODULE. *TT

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  • TSB #17946

    NHTSA ID #10009344

    • Date Announced: JULY 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: ABS WARNING INDICATOR ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE C1145 AND/OR C1155. *TT

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ENGINE (PWS)

  • TSB #TSB-12-8-1

    NHTSA ID #10048099

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/LINCOLN/MERCURY: MAY HAVE SLUDGE BUILDUP IN THROTTLE BODY LEADING TO LESS AIRFLOW OR ENGINE IDLING RPM FLUCTUATION AND HARD STARTS OR BATTERY DISCONNECT OR DEAD BATTERY AFTER KEEP ALIVE MEMORY (KAM) CLEAR. MODELS 2003-05 THUNDERBIRD

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

  • TSB #18615

    NHTSA ID #10017917

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: UNUSUAL ENGINE NOISE OR ENGINE KNOCK CONCERNS DUE TO REGULAR FUEL. *TT

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

  • TSB #CSP 07M07

    NHTSA ID #10026402

    • Date Announced: MAY 20 2008
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/LINCOLN MERCURY: CERTAIN 2003-2005 MODEL YEAR LINCOLN LS AND FORD THUNDERBIRD VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.9L ENGINE WITH EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERAGE ON IGNITION COIL ASSEMBLIES AND ON 2003 MY VEHICLES ONLY , ENGINE VALVE COVER GASKETS.

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  • TSB #0707

    NHTSA ID #10023293

    • Date Announced: JULY 03 2007
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: CERTAIN 2003 MODEL YEAR LINCOLN LS AND FORD THUNDERBIRD VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.9L ENGINE - EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERAGE ON IGNITION COIL ASSEMBLIES AND ENGINE VALVE COVER GASKETS. ALSO HAVE AN OWNER'S LETTER. *NJ

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  • TSB #031404

    NHTSA ID #10011162

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 23 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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.

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  • TSB #17666

    NHTSA ID #10007423

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) U0300 (INTERNAL CONTROL MODULE SOFTWARE INCOMPATIBILITY) STORED IN THE PCM WITH NO OTHER DTC'S PRESENT. *TT

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  • TSB #03144

    NHTSA ID #10003744

    • Date Announced: JULY 21 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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. *TT

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FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

  • TSB #0398

    NHTSA ID #10002780

    • Date Announced: MAY 12 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: 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

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

  • TSB #0708

    NHTSA ID #10022290

    • Date Announced: APRIL 19 2007
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SOLENOID EMISSIONS WARRANTY EXTENSION. SAMPLE CONSUMER LETTER ATTACHED. *KB

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  • TSB #03158

    NHTSA ID #10003188

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 04 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: VEHICLES BUILT BETWEEN 11/18/2002 AND 05/17/2003 WITH THE 5R55S TRANSMISSION MAY EXHIBIT HARSH SHIFTS. *TT

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

  • TSB #042107

    NHTSA ID #10014086

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 13 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: GENERAL (PCM) POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES. *TT

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  • TSB #16788

    NHTSA ID #10002641

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: VEHICLES WITH THE CONTROLLER AREA NETWORK (CAN) MAY EXHIBIT A POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) NON-COMMUNICATION EVENT, WHICH COULD LEAD TO AN UNNECESSARY PCM REPLACEMENT USING NORMAL DIAGNOSTICS. VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING THE 2003 SUPER DUT

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POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

  • TSB #03148

    NHTSA ID #10003748

    • Date Announced: JULY 21 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: NEW TRANSMISSION COOLER FLUSHER - SERVICE TIPS. 2003 ESCORT AND SUPER DUTY F SERIES INCLUDED. *TT

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POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

  • TSB #7867

    NHTSA ID #612260

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2000
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • TSB #04219

    NHTSA ID #10013371

    • Date Announced: JUNE 07 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) AND ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL (ETC) LAMPS ON WITH BOTH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P2106 AND P2135. *TT

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  • TSB #04174

    NHTSA ID #10013116

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 06 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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  • TSB #17942

    NHTSA ID #10009342

    • Date Announced: JULY 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: KEY-IN-IGNITION WARNING CHIME SOUND WHENEVER THE DRIVER'S DOOR IS OPEN (EVEN WITH NO KEY IN THE IGNITION), THE EASY EXIT FEATURE INOPERATIVE WHEN THE KEY IS REMOVED FROM THE IGNITION, OR THE STEERING COLUMN (AND SEAT IF APPLICABLE) MOVING B

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  • TSB #17740

    NHTSA ID #10008239

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: ELECTTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL WARNING MESSAGE OR LAMP ON - MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P2106 - POSSIBLE DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS. *TT

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  • TSB #17479

    NHTSA ID #10007323

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH IGNITION COIL RELATED DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (P035X). *TT

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  • TSB #17512

    NHTSA ID #10007344

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: AN INTERMITTENT MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0462 (FUEL LEVEL SENSOR A CIRCUIT LOW) OR P2067 (FUEL LEVEL SENSOR B CIRCUIT LOW) CAUSED BY AN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED REMOTE START SYSTEM. *TT

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  • TSB #17382

    NHTSA ID #10008194

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0300-P0308 OR P0350-P0358. *TT

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  • TSB #17338

    NHTSA ID #10008173

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P2106 STORED IN THE PCM (POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE). *TT

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  • TSB #03181

    NHTSA ID #10004027

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 15 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) - SERVICE TIPS. *TT

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  • TSB #03159

    NHTSA ID #10003189

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 04 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: A NO-START CONDITION DUE TO A DISCHARGED BATTERY. *TT

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  • TSB #16940

    NHTSA ID #10003833

    • Date Announced: JULY 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (PATS) PARAMETER RESET REQUIRED AFTER MODULE PROGRAMMING. *TT

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  • TSB #16893

    NHTSA ID #10002608

    • Date Announced: JUNE 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: ILLUMINATED TCIL E OR AN ERROR MESSAGE WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1744 ONLY. *TT

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  • TSB #16868

    NHTSA ID #10002765

    • Date Announced: MAY 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE B2519 ( HGH MOUNT STOPLAMP CIRCUIT FAILURE). *TT

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY

  • TSB #TSB-12-8-1

    NHTSA ID #10048099

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 01 2012
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/LINCOLN/MERCURY: MAY HAVE SLUDGE BUILDUP IN THROTTLE BODY LEADING TO LESS AIRFLOW OR ENGINE IDLING RPM FLUCTUATION AND HARD STARTS OR BATTERY DISCONNECT OR DEAD BATTERY AFTER KEEP ALIVE MEMORY (KAM) CLEAR. MODELS 2003-05 THUNDERBIRD

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  • TSB #0295

    NHTSA ID #636096

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 14 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

  • TSB #CSP 07M07

    NHTSA ID #10026402

    • Date Announced: MAY 20 2008
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: FORD/LINCOLN MERCURY: CERTAIN 2003-2005 MODEL YEAR LINCOLN LS AND FORD THUNDERBIRD VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.9L ENGINE WITH EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERAGE ON IGNITION COIL ASSEMBLIES AND ON 2003 MY VEHICLES ONLY , ENGINE VALVE COVER GASKETS.

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

  • TSB #041514

    NHTSA ID #10011159

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 09 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER GRID/INTEGRAL ANTENNA DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR - TERMINAL TAB REPAIR. *TT

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  • TSB #031501

    NHTSA ID #10009321

    • Date Announced: JULY 12 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: INOPERATIVE ELECTRIC REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER (HEATED BACKLITE) GRID LINES, INTEGRAL ANTENNA CONCERNS. *TT

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STRUCTURE:BODY

  • TSB #02162

    NHTSA ID #10017925

    • Date Announced: JUNE 07 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

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

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  • TSB #18515

    NHTSA ID #10014703

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2005
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: MOISTURE IN STORAGE COMPARTMENT. *EH

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SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST

  • TSB #16694

    NHTSA ID #10001941

    • Date Announced: MARCH 01 2003
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: POWER SEAT FUNCTION - CONTACT REQUEST / DETROIT REGION. *TT *JB

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EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER

  • TSB #17258

    NHTSA ID #10004912

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 01 2004
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: SQUEAKING NOISE WHEN SWITCHING CLIMATE CONTROL BETWEEN PANEL, FLOOR AND PANEL/FLOOR MODES. *TT

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  • TSB #02208

    NHTSA ID #10013060

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 14 2002
    • Additional Info: How to Fix

    Summary: CLIMATE CONTROL A/C SERVICE TECH TIPS. *EH

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