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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 011999

Contour

  • miles

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

Stalls for no reason, when I put it in gear or when I come to a stop. Also at a slow speed.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 012001

Contour

  • miles
Intermittently vehicle will stall out and die without warning at various speeds. Vehicle will start up immediately after. Dealer has been notified. Please provide additional information.

- Des Monies, IA, USA

problem #7

Apr 262001

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at about 5mph and making a right turn right front wheel came off due to loose lugs: Nuts. Dealer has seen vehicle. Consumer states the vehicle has experienced problems with the following: Fuel filter, spark plugs, transmission, cv boot, brakes, air filter, wire, rotors need turning, timing gear, timing belt, and vehicle will not start.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #6

Jan 172001

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles

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

Ignition power module shorted out. Please provide futher details.

- Londonderry, OH, USA

problem #5

Nov 061999

Contour

  • miles
Intermittently while driving vehicle at any speed vehicle cut off. Vehicle has cut off 3 times since September of this year. A total of 6 six times over last 3 years. Each time vehicle had to be towed to dealership, it will not restart. Dealership has tried to correct this problem, but problem still exists.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #4

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The replacement of ignition key is very difficult and expensive to obtain, contains chip necessary to start vehicle. Mjs

- Encino, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 211999

Contour

  • miles

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

Key will not fit into ignition causing failure.

- Princeton, IA, USA

problem #2

Jul 201999

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
Car will not start.

- Sherborn, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 101998

Contour

  • miles
Ignition allowed driver to pull key out of ignition while automobile was still in drive-. the automobile rolled backward when driven even if the key was out of ignition.

- Southfield, MI, USA

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