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4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,333 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Ford Contour body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 142006

Contour 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 128,000 miles

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

Drivers side door window crank shaft (manual window) snapped off clean inside regulator leaving window utterly inoperable. This happened during normal operation of window during normal operating conditions and warm weather. Dealer claimed "it happens a lot". very dangerous if vehicle was in a fire, accident, submerged in water etc.

- Farragut, TN, USA

problem #5

Jan 172002

(reported on)

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Door locking mechanism shorts out causing the doors to lock when exiting the vehicle with the motor running.

- Cicero, IL, USA

problem #4

Jan 172002

(reported on)

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Door locking mechanism shorts out causing the doors to lock when exiting the vehicle with the motor running.

- Cicero, IL, USA

problem #3

May 052000

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

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

- Roxboro, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 112000

(reported on)

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer experiencing noise at driver and passenger side doors. Nlm

- Tiverton, RI, USA

problem #1

Jun 011999

Contour

  • miles
There is a short within the electrical system, causing the horn, brinker's and brake light's not to work. Also, all the rubber has fallen off the door panel, and the driver's side shoulder belt doesn't retract.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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