1996 Ford Thunderbird - Reliability

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LX Coupe (3.8L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Reliability Rating for 1996 Ford Thunderbird by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine A Common problem on this vehicle is failure of one or both Head Gaskets . Failure of theHead Gaskets applies to 3.8 Liter EFI Engine Only. Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Passages (4.6L engine only) and the Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor.

The cost to repair the Head Gaskets is estimated from $1500.00 - $2000.00 for parts and labor.The cost to repair the EGR Passages is estimated at $130.00 for labor.The cost to clean the MAF Sensor is estimated at $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Ford Thunderbird by Identifix

  1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Engine N/A N/A
Transmission & Driveline N/A N/A
Steering & Suspension N/A N/A
Brake N/A N/A
Heating & Air Conditioning N/A N/A
Starting & Charging N/A N/A
Accessories N/A N/A
Overall N/A N/A

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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