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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Ford Contour accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #3

May 202010


  • miles


1998 Ford Contour, vehicle hood came loose and hit the roof of the vehicle. (Ohio traffic crash report # 10-0296-90)

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 092002


  • miles
The hood's safety latch failed causing hood to flip open and smash backward onto to the windshield shattering it completely, knocking out the light console in the roof, denting the roof, and causing significant damage to the hood, and various appurtenances in the hood and windshield area. Nlm

- Fort Atkinson, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 252001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling 65mph when hood flew up, smashing windshield. Consumer had to hammer hood down to get it home. It was taken to an autobody shop, they had no explaination why it happened. Consumer was going to take it to a dealer. Consumer states one person was injured due to incident.

- Burnsville, MN, USA

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