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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,357 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Aug 231999

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles

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

Brakes make noise continually due to design. Mjs

- Old Hickor, TN, USA

problem #7

Jul 151999

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
I bought the car with 10500 mls.it now has 16600 mls.when it had 14435mls to 16600 mls I had to add brake fluid twice.

- Fr Mitchell, KY, USA

problem #6

Dec 011998

Contour

  • miles
Braking system malfunctioned, causing no braking ability and a crash. Also an humming noise in the engine, affecting the way vehicle drives.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 091999

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles

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

When applying brakes vehicle makes a loud noise. Dealer has seen vehicle 3 times, and there was no solution.

- Benicia, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front brakes failed.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 011999

Contour

  • miles
Brakes failed.

- Holbrook, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 171998

Contour

  • miles
Braking system malfunctioned, causing a grinding noise every time the vehicle brakes and a vibration in steering wheel occurs. Also ther E is extended stopping distance which may result in an accident. Been to dealer 4 times. Dealer replaced brake pad andshoe assembly and disc brakes twice. Problem is reoccurring.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 121998

Contour

  • miles
When driving at any speed the vehicle vibrates and the vehicle cuts off without giving any prior warning. Also, when applying brakes they are hard and foot goes all the way to the floor. Consumer took the vehicle in for repairs three times, and the dealer had to replaced the air bag due to the fact that thiere wasn't any air in the air bag.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

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