The Ford Thunderbird ("T-Bird"), was an automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in the United States. The Ford Thunder bird was first introduced in 1955. At that time, there was no need for keyless entry remote fob smart key programming instructions, as the keyless entry remote fob smart key option was not yet available. Ford Thunderbird production ceased at the end of 1997. In 2002 production of the Ford Thunderbird started again, a revived 2-seat model was launched, which was available through the end of the 2005 model year.