Ford Thunderbird owners have reported 13 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Thunderbird based on all problems reported for the Thunderbird.
I was curious about how to get the Thunderbird (1994-1997) transmission recalled? please note that this only affects the 4. 6 v8 Thunderbirds and not the v6. This can result of control loss of the automobile and can result in a crash. For whatever the reason may be, my 97 Thunderbird transmission is "shuttering" as it shifts between 3rd and 4th gear and I have used the correct fluid and had it serviced. The mechanic said there was nothing wrong with it, however it continues to shutter. I have done some research and it seems that many of the 4. 6 v8 are affected by this issue. What would you do to fix this potential safety issue? I have contacted Ford and they said that you and Ford work together.
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2004 Ford Thunderbird was left running parked in the driveway. Vehicle started to roll backwards. We thought the vehicle was just rolling. Did not realize during that split second that the car had engaged in reverse on its own. Vehicle door hit a person standing behind the open door knocking him to the ground. Vehicle continued in reverse with driver's door open, struck another vehicle in the driveway before driving into a retaining wall. The first transmission on the car was defective and replaced at about 2000 miles. There is only 4200 miles on the car now and the second transmission is dangerously bad.
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My transmission was having issues with shifting. Lights flashed on dashboard.
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I bought my 1997 Thunderbird 4-15-2003 w/70000 miles, after reading all the complaints on this page I can only relate to 2 of them, the viberation in the transmission on upshift,and the front end shaking above 50 mph. But I'm so glad. I bought a 2 yr. Extented warrenty,because it looks like I'm in for some problens. I can be contacted at tbird97@intergate. Com.
Major shudder in drive between 30-40mph before it shifts to overdrive at while increasing at a slow speed. TSB#97106 explains. Dealership couldn't find problem in November. Drop off car again.
Told by leith Ford's service manager that problem was internal to the transmission and not caused by misuse, neglect, etc.
No summer listed for this vehicle.
Tranmission failed to operate at 62000 miles of wear. Vehicle is unable to move. Dealer notified and refused to repair uless cost is to consumer.
See all problems of the 1996 Ford Thunderbird.
Transmission does not shift properly, also is noisy.
Problems with slipping transmission.
Each time car is put into park it drifts six to eight inches forward.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||
|Differential Unit problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Axle Assembly problems||
|Transmission Solenoid problems||