2004 Ford THUNDERBIRD Wheels problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2004 Ford THUNDERBIRD, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Wheels problems and defects. Total reports: 1.

The Contact Owns A 2004 ford thunderbird. The Vehicle Was Purchased Approximately July 2006 With The Original Wheels. The Left Rear Wheel Has Cracks And Corrosion Which Also Made An Indentation In The Rear Passenger Side Tire And Caused It To Leak. The Mechanic Had To Sand The Rim In Order To Remove The Corrosion At Cost To The Owner. They Also Had To Reposition The Tire To Offset The Part Of The Tire That Had The Indentation In It. The Contact Was Responsible For Paying $42 For The Repair. They Also Added Some Form Of Glue Which Is A Safety Risk. The Tire Mechanic Did Not Provide A Warranty. The Other Tires Were Not Diagnosed For Rust Corrosion Which The Contact Is Concerned About The Safety Risk Involved. The Failure Mileage Was 35,840.

Mileage was 35840 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP60A44Y. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2004 problem was reported in ARNOLD, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Jan 14, 2010

2005 Ford THUNDERBIRD Wheels Rim problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2005 Ford THUNDERBIRD, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Wheels Rim problems and defects. Total reports: 1.

The Contact Owns A 2000 ford thunderbird. The Contact Stated That The Factory Rims On The Vehicle Are Beginning To Crack On The Inside And Causing The Brake Lines And Calipers On The Vehicle To Leak. The Dealer Stated That This Was A Singular Issue And Since The Rims Were Out Of Warranty And Not Under Recall, The Contact Would Have To Replace The Rims At His Own Expense. The Vin Was Not Available When The Complaint Was Filed. The Contact Was Not Aware Of The Failure Or Current Mileage.

FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 problem was reported in ARNOLD, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 14, 2010

2005 Ford THUNDERBIRD Electrical System problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2005 Ford THUNDERBIRD, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Electrical System problems and defects. Total reports: 2.

Dt*: The Contact Stated The Audible Warning That Alerts The Occupants The Seat Belts Are Not Secured Works Intermittently. The Dealership Is Aware Of The Problem, But Has Not Inspected The Vehicle.

Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP60A45Y. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 problem was reported in VANCLEAVE, MS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20041208. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: ESTABROOK FORD . DEALER’S CITY: PASCAGOULA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MS.

May 23, 2006

When I Inserted The Key To Start The Car, The Battery (located In The Trunk) Exploded. It Sounded Like A Gun Shot Inside The Car, The Battery Was Blown Open At Both Ends And The Battery Fluid Was Thrown Around The Trunk Cavity Where The Spare Tire Is Also Housed. A Service Tech Advised Me That A Spark Was Necessary To Ignite The Sulfuric Gas Leaking From The Battery. No One Has Been Able To Identify The Source Of The Spark. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 25900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP60A05Y. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 problem was reported in WATERFORD, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 19, 2012

2005 Ford THUNDERBIRD Electronic Stability Control problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2005 Ford THUNDERBIRD, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Electronic Stability Control problems and defects. Total reports: 2.

1. I Was Accelerating From A Stop Position And The “wrench Icon” Came On And The Car Went On :”limp Mode”. 2. Has Occurred Twice, Once, A Week After They Installed A New electronic Throttle Control. 3. I Am Afraid The Throttle Could Jam On The Major Highway That I Travel Everyday To Work. 4. I Did A Search On This Problem And So Far I Have Counted 20 Complaints And I Stopped Searching. 5. This Happen On A 2005 ford thunderbird That I Just Purchased. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 39789 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP60A85Y. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 problem was reported in NEW BRAUNFELS, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Feb 25, 2009

My 2005 ford thunderbird For No Apparent Reason Just Looses Power And The Wrench Icon Come On. I Was Driving On The Freeway And This Happened And I Barely Made It To The Side Of The Road. This Happened To Me In 2007 And I Took It In To A ford Dealership And They Could Not Find Anything Wrong. Now It Is Happening Again And I Almost Got In To A Serious Accident At High Speed. I Did A Search And Found That This Is Has Happened Enough That ford Extended The Warranty For The Coil On Plug. When I Called My Dealership And Explained The Problem They Told Me That The Cop Is Not The Problem But To Bring It In. In My Search I Found That Several People With This Same Problem Were Told That The Cop Was Not The Problem Only To Spend Over $1500 On An electronic Throttle Control And That Did Not Fix It. When They Went Back The Problem Was Then Discovered To Be The Cop. This Is Dangerous And Should Be A Recall. At The Very Least The Service People At ford Should Be Aware Of This Potential Life Threatening Problem. From What I Have Found It Has Been A Problem Since The 2002 thunderbird. My ford Dealer Should Have Been Aware Of This When I Brought The Car In Under Full Warranty In 2007 Before I Had Another Incident That Could Have Caused A Very Serious Accident. This Was Very Scary And It Alarms Me That It Is Not Being Taken Seriously Enough. *tr

Mileage was 39896 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP60A35Y. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 problem was reported in COON RAPIDS, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 62 mph.

Aug 11, 2010

2005 Ford THUNDERBIRD Vehicle Speed Control problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2005 Ford THUNDERBIRD, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Vehicle Speed Control problems and defects. Total reports: 2.

On Nov 24,2009, The Throttle Body Motor Failed And Caused My 2005 ford thunderbird To Cut Off In Traffic. I Took The Car To Metro ford For Repair. They Said The Part Would Take Several Weeks. Metro Said I Could Drive My Car Until They Repair My Car Because ford Could Not Provide Me With A Loaner. I Later Found Out That There Are Others With The Same Problem Since July 2009. After Several Promises To No Avail, I Decided To Write Several Executives. I Have Not Heard From Anyone Yet. Two Days Ago, I Was Almost Rear-ended When The Car Off In Traffic. The Consumer Was Told The Throttle Body And Motor Assembly Needed To Be Replaced. Updated 04/16/10

Mileage was 35471 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP60A45Y. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 problem was reported in MIAMI, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 41 mph. DEALER’S NAME: METRO FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 305-751-9711 . DEALER’S CITY: MIAMI . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 33150 .

Nov 24, 2009

Letter From Constituent Regarding An Ongoing Throttle Problem With His 2005 ford thunderbird; Information Provided To Nhtsa That May Be The Bases Of A Recall Of The thunderbird. *smd The Consumer Stated In Early August Of This Year, A Yellow Mechanic Wrench Light Appeared On The Dashboard At The Time Of Start Up. The Consumer Immediately Stopped The vehicle, And Made An Appointment At The Dealer. After A Complete Check-up, The vehicle Was Released To The Consumer After The Computer Diagnostic System Failed To Reveal Anything Wrong. The Next Day, While Driving 70 Mph On The Freeway While Passing A Slow Moving Truck, The Wrench Light Illuminated Again And The vehicle Went Into Drive Safe Mode And Immediately Slowed Down To 45 Mph. The Consumer Was Able To Maneuver To The Side Of The Road. Once The Consumer Made It To The Dealer, The vehicle Was Left Running, So The Mechanic Could Do A Computer Diagnostic Check. It Was Determined After Testing, The Throttle Body And Motor Assembly Were Defective And Replaced At A Cost Of $964.27. Updated 03/31/14

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP60A15Y. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 problem was reported in VENICE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER’S NAME: AUTONATION . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 727-321-7735 . DEALER’S CITY: SAINT PETERSBURG . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 33713 .

Aug 01, 2013

2005 Ford THUNDERBIRD Air Bags problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2005 Ford THUNDERBIRD, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Air Bags problems and defects. Total reports: 1.

On September 6, 2006 While Traveling On An 8-lane Highway At A Speed Of Approximately 70 Mph The Drivers Side airbag On My 2005 ford thunderbird Deployed With A Very Loud Noise And Considerable Force. There Was No Impact Or Accident Involved With This Incident. The air Bag Simply Deployed For No Apparent Reason. Fortunately, The Vehicle Was Able To Be Controlled And Pulled Off The Highway Safely. The Car Was Then Taken To Darling ford In Bangor Maine On September 11, 2005 Where It Was Inspected And Found To Have No Signs Of Any Recent Impact Either On The Exterior Or The Underbody. The Vehicle Was Purchased New On February 14th 2005 And Has Gone Approximately 16,000 Miles. This Is Well Within The Warranty Period For This Vehicle. The Dealer Told Us The Car Would Likely Have To Be Inspected By ford Personnel To Determine The Cause And To Authorize Any Repairs. The Dealer Later Contacted Us On September 18th Who Told Him That ford Had Decided Not To Cover Any Costs Associated With This Incident Even Though There Were No Signs Of Any Impact. This Decision Was Made Without Any Further Inspection Of The Vehicle. This Incident Was Clearly A Fault Of The airbag System, And Since We Cannot Find Any Exclusion Of The ford Warranty Regarding The airbag System We Are Seeking Authorization For Repairs To This Vehicle. It Is Very Fortunate No One Was Seriously Injured Due To The Faulty Operation Of This Device. Further, The Dealer Tells Us That The Deployment Of The Side air Bag Now Disables All Of The air Bags Leaving The Driver And Any Passengers In A Very Vulnerable Situation. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 16000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP60A55Y. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 problem was reported in BLUE HILL, ME. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20050214. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER’S NAME: DARLING FORD . DEALER’S CITY: BANGOR . DEALER’S STATE CODE: ME.

Sept 06, 2006

2005 Ford THUNDERBIRD Air Bags Side, Window problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2005 Ford THUNDERBIRD, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Air Bags Side, Window problems and defects. Total reports: 1.

While Driving To Work At Approx. 65 Mph, My Drivers Side, Side airbag Deployed. Thankfully I Didn’t Lose Control Of My Vehicle. I Pulled To The Side Of The Road And Exited My Vehicle. I Checked My Car, Although I Knew I Didn’t Hit Anything Or Run Over Anything. There Were No Signs Of Impact And Nothing In The Road Behind Me. I Took My Vehicle To The Dealership Where I Bought It. They Said They’d Never Seen Anything Like It. That Was 2/17/06. Today, On 2/20/06 They Told Me They Would Not Repair It As I Have 40,000 Miles On My Car And That The Deployment Was Caused By My Running Over Something In The Road. Apparently That’s What The Computer Code Told Them. There Was Absolutely No Reason For That air Bag To Deploy. I Believe They Just Don’t Want To Admit Responsibility For A Malfunction. I Could Have Been Seriously Injured At That Speed. It Knocked My Over Towards The Passenger Side Of The Car. My Insurance Company Is Now Taking Care Of The Claim And The airbag And Seat Will Be Repaired At Their And My Cost. The Thing That Upsets Me Is, That airbag Shouldn’t Have Deployed From Running Over Something. They Couldn’t Even Tell By Looking Under The Car That I Ran Over Something, Only What The Computer Code Told Them. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 41000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP60A35Y. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 problem was reported in MANCHESTER, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20050219. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: THOMPSON FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 931-455-4564 . DEALER’S CITY: TULLAHOMA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TN. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 37388 .

Feb 17, 2006

2005 Ford THUNDERBIRD Engine problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2005 Ford THUNDERBIRD, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Engine problems and defects. Total reports: 1.

Letter From Constituent Regarding An Ongoing Throttle Problem With His 2005 ford thunderbird; Information Provided To Nhtsa That May Be The Bases Of A Recall Of The thunderbird. *smd The Consumer Stated In Early August Of This Year, A Yellow Mechanic Wrench Light Appeared On The Dashboard At The Time Of Start Up. The Consumer Immediately Stopped The Vehicle, And Made An Appointment At The Dealer. After A Complete Check-up, The Vehicle Was Released To The Consumer After The Computer Diagnostic System Failed To Reveal Anything Wrong. The Next Day, While Driving 70 Mph On The Freeway While Passing A Slow Moving Truck, The Wrench Light Illuminated Again And The Vehicle Went Into Drive Safe Mode And Immediately Slowed Down To 45 Mph. The Consumer Was Able To Maneuver To The Side Of The Road. Once The Consumer Made It To The Dealer, The Vehicle Was Left Running, So The Mechanic Could Do A Computer Diagnostic Check. It Was Determined After Testing, The Throttle Body And Motor Assembly Were Defective And Replaced At A Cost Of $964.27. Updated 03/31/14

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP60A15Y. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 problem was reported in VENICE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER’S NAME: AUTONATION . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 727-321-7735 . DEALER’S CITY: SAINT PETERSBURG . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 33713 .

Aug 01, 2013

2005 Ford THUNDERBIRD Engine And Engine Cooling problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2005 Ford THUNDERBIRD, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Engine And Engine Cooling problems and defects. Total reports: 1.

The Contact Owns A 2005 ford thunderbird. The Contact Was Driving Approximately 40 Mph When The engine Stalled. The Contact Was Able To Restart The Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer And The Technician Was Unable To Diagnose The Failure. The Failure Recurred Twice. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 36,476.

Mileage was 36476 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP60A85Y. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2005 problem was reported in GRAND BAY, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Oct 01, 2010

2004 Ford THUNDERBIRD Power Train problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2004 Ford THUNDERBIRD, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Power Train problems and defects. Total reports: 1.

The Contact Owns A 2004 ford thunderbird. The Contact Stated That While Driving Approximately 45 Mph, The Transmission Would Not Shift Correctly And Exhibited A Severe Hesitation. The Vehicle Was Driven To A Nearby Transmission Center Where The Contact Was Informed That The Transmission Would Need To Be Replaced. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Notified Of The Defect. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 55,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP60A14Y. FORD THUNDERBIRD 2004 problem was reported in JOELTON, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Mar 29, 2013