hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,000 miles

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problem #1

Jan 102008

Thunderbird 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
This is a design/engineering flaw addressed on 2003 model, but left out 2002. The problem stated by--vehicle not starting at the first attempt and got worse on 1/11/2008. The engine valve covers warps allowing oil to seep into coil/spark plug cavities shorting-out the coils, fouling spark plugs. Right now I have a $2000 repair bill and Ford failed to recognized that there is a problem. This problem could have easily been avoided by inspecting the coil/spark plug cavities for evidence of oil. If oil present, to reseal/replace valve cover gaskets.

- Orlando, FL, USA