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1988 Ford Thunderbird Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

1988 Ford Thunderbird (4/25/1996)

Campaign Number: 96V071000
Component Name: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: THE IGNITION SWITCH COULD EXPERIENCE AN INTERNAL SHORT CIRCUIT.
Defect: THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE OVERHEATING, SMOKE, AND POSSIBLY FIRE IN THE STEERING COLUMN AREA OF THE VEHICLE.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH.

1988 Ford Thunderbird (3/15/1988)

Campaign Number: 88V033000
Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Description: A DESIGN CHANGE TO FACILITATE CHANGEOVER IN REAR AXLE SHAFT FLANGES INADVERTENTLY PRODUCED THE POSSIBILITY FOR INTERFERENCE BETWEEN THE FLANGE AND DISC BRAKE ROTOR.
Defect: THE INTERFERENCE COULD PREVENT PROPER SEATING OF THEROTOR. ALSO AN IMPROPERLY SEATED ROTOR COULD IN TIME RESULT IN A REDUCTION INTHE CLAMPING FORCES OF THE WHEEL STUDS, POSSIBLY LEADING TO FRACTURED STUDSAND REAR WHEEL SEPARATION.
Corrective Action: INSPECTION OF VEHICLES AND WHERE NECESSARY REPLACE REAR AXLE SHAFTS AND REAR BRAKE ROTORS.