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: 49,939 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, 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.
Visitor, 2003 Ford Thunderbird, 17,200 mi
My 2003 T-Bird has had the same c
Visitor, 2005 Ford Thunderbird, 33,800 mi
The had been sitting for quite some time so we had to jump start it but once the motor was running the idle was very rough and the check engine light came on when we attempted to give gas, without any result.
Had the car towed to Ford by AAA where they charged 2x150$ in diagnostic before they found a bad ignition coil (despite my describing the issue precisely when the car was taken in) and said it would cost 208$ to replace. I did my research on here and found trace of the warranty which I told Ford about...the service advisor didn't know about it. At the end of the day they had to change 4 ignition coils on the car but they were all covered by the extended warranty, as was the second round of diagnostic. Be SURE to bring the warranty up if you car is within the 100,000 miles and 10 years, Ford certainly didn't. Had I not brought it up I would have payed over 1000$ for the work to be done.
Visitor, 2003 Ford Thunderbird, 62,000 mi
bad coils, Ford dealer has replace 3 so far. hesitation and skipping problem continues. Didnt know about extended warranty and have had to pay each time.