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Extended Warranty on Ford Ignition Coils on Ford Thunderbird

Problem Description and Possible Solution

There may be an extended warranty on the ignition coils - see your  Ford Dealer for more information-Thanks John B for this information!

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Ford Thunderbird Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 52,939 (14,253–150,000)
Engines affected: 3.8L V6, 4.6L V8
5 model years affected: 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three ignition coils failed on three different occasions. Big Valley Ford replaced them, no charge. eleven years later, Two more failed at 53000 miles, the charge was $500.00. I was told the first time the coils were a recall item, however Ford would not replace them until they failed because the dealer would not get reimbursed. I am not sure where to take this, anyone have any ideas...and why do I have to purchase an extended warranty on a re-called part...
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?
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.
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.
Have had problems with the coils since the car was brand new.
in 2008 we had them put a new engine in (at our own expense) since the car had to repeatedly go into the shop for repairs and they couldn't ever tell us what was wrong or if it would come back.
The problems still returns repeatedly, but now they say that we have to pay for the coil replacement ourselve because it's been more than 10 years since we bought the car.
This is one of three Fords that we currently own and have owned others in the past.
Since Ford is not providing a permenant solution to the problem, we probably won't be buying any more....Too bad since prior to this we have been loyal Ford customers.
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.
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.
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 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.
Two years ago this sputtering problem began. Was told it was a coil problem. Had two replaced and now it's starting all over again. Never got any notice from Ford. Bought this car new in 2004 and put about 2500 miles per summer on it. Garaged all the time and it's in mint condition. Unfortunately have this problem that will cost quite a bit to get fixed and hope it can be fixed for good.
Originially had occassional skip, I thought it was bad gas. It became worse then lost power when I tryed to pass someone. Took it to repair shop, they replaced one coil that showed bad when tested. It continued to have problems and lose power (throttle, would have to pull over and shut off, then restart). Repairman looked up VIN and found the 10 year/100K ext wrnty. I took it to FORD, they said warranty was expired and charged me about $775 to replace coils. They discounted it but it still seems to be running funny. I'm scared to drive it. If Ford doesn't fix it they have lost a customer. This is my 3rd Ford and have never had issues before. 06/12/2015
Clearing a trouble code on my car. Replacing coil pack was recommended. After that the code cleared.