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2002 Ford Thunderbird
3.9L 8-cyl Engine Code [A] Engine Code [A]
252 bhp. @ 6100 rpm / Torque: 267 ft. lbs. @ 4300 rpm
32 Valves Double Overhead Camshaft
3.9L - V 8-cyl (3934 cc) Code: 99A (Gasoline)
Compression Ratio: 10.55:1

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (2002 Ford Thunderbird with engine code [A]) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SEO15
    All TEMPS  »  5W-20
  2. Automatic Transmission

  3. Rear Differential

    Differential, Rear  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  75W-140 [1]
    Severe Gear® 75W-140 (SVOQT)
  4. Power Steering Fluid

  5. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [3]
  6. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] Synthetic oil is required.
    [2] Per TSB 07-1-7 Mercon V can now be used to service power
    steering systems in which the original recommendation
    was Mercon
    [3] Motorcraft High Performance DOT 3 brake fluid, P/N PM-1-C
    or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSS-M6C65-A1.

  7. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  5.7 liters [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  11.5 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, 5R55N Initial Fill  »  Not Specified
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    5 speed 5R55N  »  11.2 liters
    Differential, Rear  »  1.4 liters [2]
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
    [2] Fill 1/8 to 3/16 inch below bottom of fill hole.
  8. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  9. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  17 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter MANN Oil Filter (W7197)  
    Oil Filter WIX 51228 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter WIX 42341 Air Filter  
    Cabin Air Filter WIX 24884 Cabin Air Filter  
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    AST Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    API P.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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ALM 5W-20 Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil (ALM)

The Top Tier of AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil delivers extraordinary lubrication in all types of automotive gasoline engines. Engineered for enthusiasts seeking maximum protection and performance. Precision-f...
XLM 5W-20 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLM)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
OEM 5W-20 OE Series Synthetic Motor Oil (OEM)

OE Synthetic Motor Oil is for mechanics and drivers seeking peace of mind protection and exceptional value in synthetic motor oil. It delivers 100 percent synthetic engine protection for advanced automotive technology, including turbochargers and dir...
ATF Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTF OE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
SVO 75W-140 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVO)

Formulated for the severe operating conditions of today’s pick-up trucks, SUVs, heavy equipment and other hard-working vehicles. AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are premium grade gear oils specifically engi...
BFLV DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ANTPC Passenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANT Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
mann oil filter MANN-FILTERS Oil Filters

Oil filters from MANN-FILTER purify oil of dirt and solid particles such as dust, abraded metal, carbon deposits and soot particles. The filter housing is pressure-resistant, protected against corrosion and features a long-life elastomer seal. Use Part Number drop down to select filter.
wix oil filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Rotate
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.24
Parts Units:
6
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Ball joints
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Movable joints in the steering linkage and suspension system of a vehicle that permit rotating movement in any direction between the parts that are joined.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake lines, hoses & connections
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Tubes and their connections that carry brake fluid between the various components in a vehicle's brake system.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake system
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Components in a basic brake system are the master cylinder, calipers and/or wheel cylinders, linings or pads or shoes, rotors and/or drums.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect & lubricate
Item:
Steering & suspension
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's steering is the collection of components that enable the operator to direct a vehicle in a desired direction. Suspension is the assemblage of joints, links and other components between a vehicle and its wheels.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect boots & seals
Item:
Drive shaft
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A sturdy metal tube with universal joints on either end that connects the engine to a differential on a rear-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicle.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Cabin air filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A filtering system that meters out pollen, road dust and other particles before they can reach the passenger cabin.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Exhaust system
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A system of tubing that routes exhaust gases from the exhaust manifold to the rear of the car and into the air. The exhaust system includes catalytic converters and mufflers that help reduce air and noise pollution generated by an engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Fuel filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A replaceable metal or plastic canister that prevents particulate matter and most contaminants in the fuel from reaching the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
11
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
45,000 miles (72,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect/replace
Item:
Wheel bearings
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The assemblies that permit smooth rotation between the wheel hub and spindle.
Distance:
75,000 miles (120,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
8
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
150,000 miles (240,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Rear differential fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Lubricant that permits quiet and low friction operation of the differential. Can be gear oil, transmission fluid, or a more specialized fluid specified by the manufacturer.
Distance:
150,000 miles (240,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
2000-01-01
Bulletin Number:
7867
NHTSA Item Number:
612260

Component Description: Power train:driveline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Driveline vibration (a high frequency buzz) that is felt through the seat and floorpan at highway speeds. ( nhtsa item number - 612260 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-04-01
Bulletin Number:
0162
NHTSA Item Number:
619266

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles equipped with passive anti-theft system (pats) may not start or crank. ( nhtsa item number - 619266 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
01156
NHTSA Item Number:
623944

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:heater core.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit heater core leaks. ( nhtsa item number - 623944 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
01157
NHTSA Item Number:
623988

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding transmission fluid usage charts. ( nhtsa item number - 623988 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
15149
NHTSA Item Number:
624894

Component Description: Tires.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles tire pressure information and wrap guard removal tips. ( nhtsa item number - 624894 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-09-01
Bulletin Number:
15250
NHTSA Item Number:
625704

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding misdiagnosis of main controls - incorrect pressures. ( nhtsa item number - 625704 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-09-01
Bulletin Number:
15272
NHTSA Item Number:
625724

Component Description: Electrical system:battery.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on battery access. ( nhtsa item number - 625724 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-09-01
Bulletin Number:
15203
NHTSA Item Number:
625730

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with the 3. 9l 4v may exhibit an oil leak from the engine oil filter. ( nhtsa item number - 625730 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-09-01
Bulletin Number:
15265
NHTSA Item Number:
625831

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit an engine overheat condition due to concerns with inoperative hydraulic cooling fan. ( nhtsa item number - 625831 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-09-01
Bulletin Number:
15276
NHTSA Item Number:
625857

Component Description: Visibility:power window devices and controls.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding drop glass function. ( nhtsa item number - 625857 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-10-01
Bulletin Number:
012111
NHTSA Item Number:
627770

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit an engine overheating condition and / or the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) may also be illuminated with codes p1285 and p1299 stored in memory. ( nhtsa item number - 627770 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-10-01
Bulletin Number:
01205
NHTSA Item Number:
627927

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit vacuum or air leaks in the intake manifold and / or engine system causing diagnostic trouble codes p0171 and or p0174. ( nhtsa item number - 627927 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-10-01
Bulletin Number:
15332
NHTSA Item Number:
630174

Component Description: Structure:body:roof and pillars.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a difficult to pull down, and latch convertible top. ( nhtsa item number - 630174 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-11-01
Bulletin Number:
15387
NHTSA Item Number:
630405

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a condition of dual automatic temperature control (datc) operating at full heat in all modes, and/or no temperature control from side to side. ( nhtsa item number - 630405 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-12-01
Bulletin Number:
01246
NHTSA Item Number:
630515

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine oil system priming procedures, service tips for reports of premature engine failure. ( nhtsa item number - 630515 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-12-01
Bulletin Number:
15466
NHTSA Item Number:
630572

Component Description: Fuel system, other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit inaccurate fuel level condition with approximately 1/4 tank reading on the fuel gauge. ( nhtsa item number - 630572 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-01-01
Bulletin Number:
15588
NHTSA Item Number:
630144

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with 3. 9l v8 engine only, may exhibit a rattling noise from the hydraulic cooling fan pump. ( nhtsa item number - 630144 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-02-01
Bulletin Number:
15615
NHTSA Item Number:
630659

Component Description: Exterior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicle owners may question the operation and/or function of the supplemental parking lamps. ( nhtsa item number - 630659 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-02-01
Bulletin Number:
15616
NHTSA Item Number:
630661

Component Description: Power train:driveline:differential unit.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with driveline vibration. ( nhtsa item number - 630661 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-03-01
Bulletin Number:
0256
NHTSA Item Number:
636049

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: This bulletin involves proper procedures for preparation of service sheet metal parts coated with electro deposition primer (e-coat). ( nhtsa item number - 636049 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-03-01
Bulletin Number:
0257
NHTSA Item Number:
636051

Component Description: Visibility:power window devices and controls.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit calibration loss of erratic operation of the power window short drop glass function. ( nhtsa item number - 636051 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-03-01
Bulletin Number:
15741
NHTSA Item Number:
636378

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles equipped with the 3. 9l 4v may exhibit an oil leak from the engine oil filter. ( nhtsa item number - 636378 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-04-01
Bulletin Number:
0266
NHTSA Item Number:
636035

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with automatic transmission may exhibit a fluid leak around the fluid pan drain plug. ( nhtsa item number - 636035 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-04-01
Bulletin Number:
15772
NHTSA Item Number:
637466

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a engine missing or rough running condition. ( nhtsa item number - 637466 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-04-01
Bulletin Number:
15806
NHTSA Item Number:
637532

Component Description: Structure:body:roof and pillars.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit small amounts of moisture entering the convertible top stowage compartment even though the removable hard top roof is installed. ( nhtsa item number - 637532 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-04-01
Bulletin Number:
15826
NHTSA Item Number:
637567

Component Description: Power train:manual transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles, built between 10/1/01 and 1/31/02, with a 5r55n transmission may exhibit a transmission fluid leak at the converter housing. ( nhtsa item number - 637567 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-05-01
Bulletin Number:
15876
NHTSA Item Number:
637739

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding diagnostic trouble code p1129 during key on engine running (koer) - no malfunction indicator lamp. ( nhtsa item number - 637739 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-05-01
Bulletin Number:
15900
NHTSA Item Number:
637785

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a whistling or buzzing noise originating from the climate control system when the blower motor is running at 2 or 3 bar speed. ( nhtsa item number - 637785 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-05-01
Bulletin Number:
15924
NHTSA Item Number:
637828

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns regarding paint protection from removable top. ( nhtsa item number - 637828 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-05-01
Bulletin Number:
15935
NHTSA Item Number:
637842

Component Description: Exterior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding supplemental parking lamps installation for vehicles not originally equipped. ( nhtsa item number - 637842 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-06-01
Bulletin Number:
02E21
NHTSA Item Number:
633571

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding catalyst monitor sensor connector inspection. ( nhtsa item number - 633571 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-07-01
Bulletin Number:
16045
NHTSA Item Number:
636243

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some 3. 9l v8 engines may exhibit a malfunction indicator lamp with diagnostic trouble code p0340 (camshaft position sensor) stored. ( nhtsa item number - 636243 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-07-01
Bulletin Number:
16084
NHTSA Item Number:
636283

Component Description: Seat belts.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on passenger seat belts not equipped with a plastic button. ( nhtsa item number - 636283 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-08-01
Bulletin Number:
02161
NHTSA Item Number:
635972

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine flooding, extended engine cranking time required to start, or hard start condition. ( nhtsa item number - 635972 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-08-01
Bulletin Number:
16168
NHTSA Item Number:
636176

Component Description: Steering.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a squeak or rubbing noise while turning the steering wheel. ( nhtsa item number - 636176 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-09-01
Bulletin Number:
02176
NHTSA Item Number:
10008580

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:switches:brake light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 10008580 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
02208
NHTSA Item Number:
10013060

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Climate control a/c service tech tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10013060 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
22114
NHTSA Item Number:
10013065

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Removble roof and convertible top. ( nhtsa item number - 10013065 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
022114
NHTSA Item Number:
10013089

Component Description: Structure:body:roof and pillars.

Service Bulletin Summary: Water leak diagnosis - removable roof and convertible top - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 10013089 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-02-01
Bulletin Number:
0334
NHTSA Item Number:
10002481

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Lack of cooling from driver and/or passenger side vents on vehicles equipped with dual automatic temperature control (datc) only. ( nhtsa item number - 10002481 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-02-01
Bulletin Number:
0335
NHTSA Item Number:
10002482

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Idle air control (iac) valve diagnostic service tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10002482 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-03-01
Bulletin Number:
16694
NHTSA Item Number:
10001941

Component Description: Seats:front assembly:power adjust.

Service Bulletin Summary: Power seat function - contact request / detroit region. ( nhtsa item number - 10001941 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-04-01
Bulletin Number:
0373
NHTSA Item Number:
10002682

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine flood during cold start, extended cranking time, or hard to start engine when cold. ( nhtsa item number - 10002682 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-05-01
Bulletin Number:
0398
NHTSA Item Number:
10002780

Component Description: Fuel system, other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination with diagnostic trouble codes p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457, p1442 or check fuel cap lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble code p0457. ( nhtsa item number - 10002780 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-07-01
Bulletin Number:
03144
NHTSA Item Number:
10003744

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine misfire or rough running condition with coil on plug (cop) ignition systems may be more accurately diagnosed using the optional worldwide diagnostic system (wds) coil on plug (cop) kit. 2003 super duty f series included. ( nhtsa item number - 10003744 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-07-01
Bulletin Number:
03148
NHTSA Item Number:
10003748

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines.

Service Bulletin Summary: New transmission cooler flusher - service tips. 2003 escort and super duty f series included. ( nhtsa item number - 10003748 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-08-01
Bulletin Number:
17061
NHTSA Item Number:
10003169

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intermittent drivability symptoms - reduced power on deceleration. ( nhtsa item number - 10003169 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-09-01
Bulletin Number:
03181
NHTSA Item Number:
10004027

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Remote keyless entry (rke) - service tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10004027 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-09-01
Bulletin Number:
17170
NHTSA Item Number:
10004063

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp on with diagnostic trouble code p0133 and/or p0153. ( nhtsa item number - 10004063 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-11-01
Bulletin Number:
17375
NHTSA Item Number:
10008188

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) on and hard start/long crank. ( nhtsa item number - 10008188 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
16581
NHTSA Item Number:
10005092

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Intermittent engine quit on decel/stops/turns. Oasis. ( nhtsa item number - 10005092 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-07-01
Bulletin Number:
031501
NHTSA Item Number:
10009321

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:controls/wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Inoperative electric rear window defroster (heated backlite) grid lines, integral antenna concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 10009321 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-08-01
Bulletin Number:
041514
NHTSA Item Number:
10011159

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:controls/wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Rear window defroster grid/integral antenna diagnosis and repair - terminal tab repair. ( nhtsa item number - 10011159 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-08-01
Bulletin Number:
031404
NHTSA Item Number:
10011162

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine misfire or running - coil on plug (cop) ignition systems - wds cop kit diagnostic tips. To include various 2005 models. ( nhtsa item number - 10011162 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-09-01
Bulletin Number:
04174
NHTSA Item Number:
10013116

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illuminated - system lean diagnostic trouble codes (dtc's) - service tips. Various models including 2004 f-series. ( nhtsa item number - 10013116 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-10-01
Bulletin Number:
17258
NHTSA Item Number:
10004912

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Squeaking noise when switching climate control between panel, floor and panel/floor modes. ( nhtsa item number - 10004912 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-12-01
Bulletin Number:
042107
NHTSA Item Number:
10014086

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures. ( nhtsa item number - 10014086 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-12-01
Bulletin Number:
18320
NHTSA Item Number:
10014594

Component Description: Steering.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vibration felt for a few miles of driving after parking. ( nhtsa item number - 10014594 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-03-01
Bulletin Number:
18515
NHTSA Item Number:
10014703

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Moisture in storage compartment. ( nhtsa item number - 10014703 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-05-01
Bulletin Number:
18615
NHTSA Item Number:
10017917

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: Unusual engine noise or engine knock concerns due to regular fuel. ( nhtsa item number - 10017917 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-06-01
Bulletin Number:
02162
NHTSA Item Number:
10017925

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Water/moisture in cop wells - dtc p0301-p0308 - 3. 9l engine - vehicles built through 5/1/2004. ( nhtsa item number - 10017925 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-11-01
Bulletin Number:
0295
NHTSA Item Number:
636096

Component Description: Electrical system:battery.

Service Bulletin Summary: Excessive electrical system current draw which could result in a discharged battery and a no crank condition. ( nhtsa item number - 636096 ).

Bulletin Date:
2007-04-01
Bulletin Number:
0708
NHTSA Item Number:
10022290

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Automatic transmission solenoid emissions warranty extension. Sample consumer letter attached. ( nhtsa item number - 10022290 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
FORD
Model(s):
THUNDERBIRD
Year(s):
2002
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
02V169000
Recall Date:
June 14th, 2002
Units Affected:
15,355

Affected Component: Seat belts:front:webbing.

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. .

Conequence: The edge of the recliner mechanism caused a partial cut in the lap portion of the webbing. If the webbing is cut, it increases the risk of injury in a crash. .

Remedy: Dealers will install an insert behind the driver side seat lower trim panel. Owner notification began june 21, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-866-436-7332. .

Notes: Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

#
2
Make(s):
FORD, JAGUAR, LEXUS, LINCOLN, MAZDA, MERCURY
Model(s):
B-SERIES TRUCK, BLACKWOOD, CROWN VICTORIA, E-150, E-250, E-350, E-450, E-550, EXPEDITION, EXPLORER, EXPLORER SPORT TRAC, F-150, F-250 SD, FIVE HUNDRED, FOCUS, FREESTAR, GRAND MARQUIS, LS, MARAUDER, MARK LT, MONTEREY, MOUNTAINEER, MUSTANG, NAVIGATOR, RANGER, S-TYPE, SUPER V8, SUPER V8 PORTFOLIO, THUNDERBIRD, WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Manufacturer:
UFI FILTERS USA
NHTSA ID:
06E056000
Recall Date:
June 13th, 2006
Units Affected:
58,640

Affected Component: Fuel system, gasoline.

Summary: Certain aftermarket fuel filters sold under the purolator brand name, p/n f65277, shipped from january 16 through june 2, 2006, for use on the above listed passenger vehicles. Due to incorrect design, the quick connectors may not fully seat with the tube interface, even though the person making the connection may believe that the quick connector is fully attached. .

Conequence: Failure of this connection could lead to fuel spillage and, in the presence of an ignition source, a fire could occur. .

Remedy: Ufi will notify owners and replace the filters free of charge. The recall began on august 4, 2006. Owners may contact ufi filters usa at 800-230-5876. .

Notes: This recall only pertains to ufi filters usa (purolator) aftermarket fuel filters and has no relation to any original equipment installed on the listed passenger vehicles. Customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153).

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