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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
102,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced the tail light plug assembly from junk yard (1 reports)
  2. replacement doesnt work. duct tape and super glue does (1 reports)
1998 Ford Contour electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 162005

Contour SE

  • Manual transmission
  • 84,000 miles


Ford cant build a freaking electrical system thats worth anything to save their life! This is only 1 of many problems that I have with my cars system. It is only a 98 with 84000 miles! I baby this thing because it is paid off! ( the only reason i keep it) and it still falls apart on me!

- , Lititz, PA, USA

problem #1

May 112007

Contour 3.2L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 120,000 miles

Brake light plugs loose connection (wear out). Dealer only sells the entire wiring harness. Had to get another tail light socket assembly from junk yard was inexpensive but problem is beginning to reoccur.

- , Keystone Heights, FL, USA

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