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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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 - interior problems

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #11

Jun 022003

Contour 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

No dash lights, back-up, or license plate light. Took to dealer and dash lights were fixed $200.plus. But no clock light, license plate light or back-up lights. All fuses where checked and ok.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #10

Oct 022002

Contour

  • miles
Consumer stated that the vehicle's check engine light has been on since October 2002. Dealer states parts are not available. Please provide additional information.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 102002

Contour

  • miles
While driving 25mph interior light dropped out, causing loss of control.

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #8

May 152001

Contour

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The short caused the dashboard lighting and backlights not to function.

- Kyle, TX, USA

problem #7

Oct 151998

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Interior and courtesy lights intermittently flash rapidly on and off, cause unknown.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #6

Oct 151998

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Interior and courtesy lights intermittently flash rapidly on and off, cause unknown.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #5

Mar 131999

Contour

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Lights on dash dim significantly upon start up, problem continue for a time, but suddenly stopped, on occasions it recurs, the problem has never been resolved.

- West Senec, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 042000

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
Overhead map/courtesy light dropped, almost hitting consumer while driving vehicle.

- Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

problem #3

May 052000

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The interior dome light & cover fell down while vehicle was parked. Front passenger side door never fitted properly.

- Roxboro, NC, USA

problem #2

Sep 151999

Contour

  • miles
Headlight's are not working, and the door light above floor lights on the driver's side and passenger's side don't work. Also, speedometer isn't working properly.

- Mt. Holly, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 231999

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
The headlights do not come on. Also, interior lights on the dash sometimes do not function. Dealer has see vehicle..

- Memphis, TN, USA

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