There may be an extended warranty on the ignition coils - see your Ford Dealer for more information-Thanks John B for this information!Google+
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Ford Thunderbird Extended Warranty on Ford Ignition Coils
Ford Thunderbird Problem
Average Mileage: 50,764 mi (14,253 mi - 110,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Ford Thunderbird, 25,900 mi
Same problem--when you take it to the dealer refer to Ford Extended Warrenty -- # 07M07 --
It is 100,00 mi. or 10 years. Coil Packs
Visitor, 2003 Ford Thunderbird, 42,750 mi
Have been having exact same problem. Told it's two coils and codes are 07/M07 and 07/N09. Unfortunately the warranty expired at 10 years or 100K miles. Unreal that I missed this. I received no notice about it and am connected to Ford owner site since I purchased car for notifications....nothing was or is on there. Purchased car August 2012. I called them about it. They said they would place a note in about it and if enough people call them they may extend it further. Call 800-392-3673 (FORD) make sure you have VIN and mileage to give them. They also said if anyone has already paid for it and they extend it (KEEP RECEIPTS) and you will likely be reimbursed.
Visitor, 2003 Ford Thunderbird, 73,000 mi
My 2003 T-bird has had a few instances of hesitation when accelerating. It feels as if the car has died but it's still running. Within a few seconds the accelerator starts working again. That has happened about 6 times in 3 weeks. I took it in and 'of course' it didn't happen when they drove it. Today it happened again. Then about an hour later my check engine light came on. I had never seen that light before. I pulled over, read my manual (don't remember if it was flashing or not). i turned my car back on and it drove normally...no light on. It's been over 100 degrees here the past 10 days so the A/C has been cranking. Don't know if that has anything to do with it.
Visitor, 2004 Ford Thunderbird, 110,000 mi
My T-Bird started misfiring at about 85,000 miles. Took it to Ford Dealer and they replaced a couple of coils. Problem continued. After multiple visits to the dealership over a period of two months and 7 out of 8 coils replaced the problem was repaired. They also told me that they replaced a seal on my wiper motor somehow water was getting to the plugs. (Not sure what that has to do with it.) At 105,000 I took my T-Bird through a car wash and the problem came back. I have had sparatic instances with the engine missing again especially during accelleration on hills. I will be headed back to the Ford Dealership to have it looked at again, unfortunately the 100,000 mile warranty extension for this issue has expired.
Visitor, 2004 Ford Thunderbird, 78,912 mi
I also had problems which turned out to be ignition coils. Ended up having 5 different coils replaced on 3 different occasions earlier this year, and was not qualified for extended warranty as it had been slightly over 10 years since I purchased the car. I think all eight should have been replaced and should be covered under the extended warranty as this is obviously a product defect and I was given no advance warning about the potential problem.
Visitor, 2003 Ford Thunderbird, 40,000 mi
Engine would skip badly upon acceleration in high gear. Originally I thought it was "bad gas" and fact that car was only driven a couple of thousand miles per year. Problem eventually became so bad I took it to a certified repair shop (we have no Ford dealers near by). At about 45,000 miles they replaced one coil pack and cleaned fuel injection. Now after driving about 2,000 additional miles, the skipping problem is occuring again. I never received any notices about coil problems from Ford. I purchased the car new from Ford dealer who like most small town dealers are out of business. I will try and locate a Ford dealer tommorrow. Addition: went to Ford Dealer(40 miles away), informed by warranty supervisor I had no recourse as warranty expired. He stated that Ford notified owners previously. I never received any info from Ford! Guess I am s.o.l. They quoted approx. $200 per coil for diagnosis and replace.
Visitor, 2005 Ford Thunderbird, 57,182 mi
While driving the car without warning I loss power. Previous to losing power I was going 50 miles per hours and was close to being rear ended because of how quickly it happens. I normally take this car on the highway but fortunately I was on surface streets when is happened. This is the second time I've taken my car to Ford to have it repaired. Each time they will only repair the coils that are not functioning properly. What are they waiting for someone to get killed?
Visitor, 2003 Ford Thunderbird, 58,000 mi
This is the 2nd time of coil faiure. The first time under factory recall, ford only replaced the ones that had failed, not all of them as we requested. Now the ones that were not replaced have failed and Ford will not provide any relief on the repair, as the 10year extended warinty has expired, even though there is only about 58,000 miles on the car.
Visitor, 2003 Ford Thunderbird, 58,000 mi
Hmmmm having the same issues here too. Just had all 8 ignition coils replaced along with the spark plugs.... She drove well for a day but then began sputtering and having issues accelerating. I have already spent hundreds of dollars and looks like it's back to the shop.
Visitor, 2005 Ford Thunderbird, 48,000 mi
The red light on my Thunderbird came on and my daughter had a computer to check the code and it came up as ignition coil. She turned the light off and I took it to Car Max for repair. They gave me a tune up instead and said they could not replace the coil under my warranty because the light was not on. The car drove better but was never right. It eventually started doing the same thing even though the light did not come on. I have it back at the shop now trying to insist they replace the coil under warranty. Jury is still out.