definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,000 miles

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problem #2

Jul 222004

Thunderbird 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The front headlights have cracked and will need to be replaced soon. It is not right that Ford will not cover this after the warranty. My car is a 2002 they changed the design in 2003 so it is obvious that they were aware of the problem. Also it is not like we typically drive these as an everyday car. Mine has only 13,000 miles.

- Quincy, MI, USA

problem #1

Dec 162005

Thunderbird 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
The headlight brackets on the 2002 Thunderbird crack at the rear, where the headlight attaches to the frame with a bolt. Also cracks in the entire rear body of the headlight... design was changed in 2003, Ford will only replace under warranty, after warranty Ford will not replace or admit this is a problem... there are over 280 messages at www.thunderbirdnest.com related to this problem.

- Quincy, MA, USA