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Car Recalls

Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

Ford Thunderbird recalls

 

For Models: Ford Thunderbird, Lincoln LS

Engine, April 4, 2005

RepairPal Expert Overview:

On 56 vehicles, the fuel tank may have an area with a thin wall and may crack, creating the potential for a fuel leak, fuel odor, and the Check Engine Light may come on. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank free of charge. The Ford recall number is 05S29.

For Models: Ford Taurus, Ford Thunderbird, Mercury Sable

Body, Interior & Misc., July 20, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Ford has recalled certain 2004 Taurus, Thunderbird, and Mercury Sable vehicles due to an inadequate weld on the front seats. In a collision, the seat may not perform as designed, which could result in injury. Dealers will replace the upper support assembly on the power seats.

For Models: Ford Thunderbird

Body, Interior & Misc., June 21, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT BELT CONTACTED THE SEAT RECLINER DURING A 35 MPH NCAP FULL-FRONTAL BARRIER IMPACT TEST.

For Models: Ford Thunderbird, Mercury Cougar

Electrical & Lights, November 15, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FOG LIGHTS, IN WHICH THE HEADLIGHTS MAY GO OUT FOR VARIOUS INTERVALS AND WHICH MAY BE PRECEDED BY FLICKERING OR BLINKING AS A RESULT OF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER OPENING.

For Models: Ford Thunderbird, Mercury Cougar

Engine, October 27, 1997

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, DELAWARE, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY, MASSACHUSETTS, MARYLAND, MAINE, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WISCONSIN, AND WEST VIRGINIA. MOVEMENT OF THE FUEL LINES CAUSES THE NYLON FUEL LINE JUMPER TO CHAFE AGAINST THE FLOOR PAN. THIS WEAR CAN CAUSE A PIN HOLE IN THE FUEL LINE RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKAGE.

For Models: Ford Aerostar, Ford Bronco, Ford Escort, Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Ford Mustang Cobra, Ford Mustang GT, Ford Mustang LX, Ford Thunderbird, Mercury Cougar

Electrical & Lights, June 7, 1996

Summary: THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.

For Models: Ford Aerostar, Ford Crown Victoria, Ford Explorer, Ford Thunderbird, Lincoln Town Car, Mercury Cougar, Mercury Grand Marquis

Body, Interior & Misc., May 15, 1996

Summary: WHEN IN THE SECONDARY LATCHED POSITION, THE DRIVER DOOR LATCHES MAY OPEN WHEN SUBJECTED TO TRANSVERSE LOADS LESS THAN THAT SPECIFIED IN FMVSS NO. 206, "DOOR LOCKS AND DOOR RETENTION COMPONENTS."

For Models: Ford Thunderbird, Mercury Cougar

Heating & Air Conditioning, February 21, 1996

Summary: UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, THE CLIMATE CONTROL BLOWER DOES NOT OPERATE AS INTENDED. THE BLOWER COULD (1) STICK ON "HIGH;" (2) OPERATE ERRATICALLY WITH BLOWER OUTPUT VARYING BETWEEN NO BLOWER AND MAXIMUM BLOWER; OR (3) NOT OPERATE AT ALL DUE TO MALFUNCTION OF THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL MODULE.

For Models: Ford Crown Victoria, Ford Mustang GT, Ford Mustang LX, Ford Thunderbird, Mercury Cougar, Mercury Grand Marquis

Drive Train, July 22, 1991

Summary: THE PARK ROD ASSEMBLY CONTAINS A PARK CAM WITH INADEQUATE SURFACE HARDNESS, WHICH COULD LEAD TO PARK DISENGAGEMENT OR NO PARK ENGAGEMENT WHEN THE LEVER IS PLACED IN PARK.

For Models: Ford Thunderbird, Mercury Cougar

Body, Interior & Misc., May 24, 1991

Summary: THE NUTS WHICH HOLD WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR TO THE WIPER MODULE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED AND MAY LOOSEN OR COME OFF. THIS CAUSES CHANGED WIPER PATTERNS, OR THE WIPERS MAY JAM IF TWO OF THE THREE NUTS COME OFF.