Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 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 engine problems

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 062004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles


Whenever foot was released from brake pedal vehicle accelerated when slowing down. This problem happened when cruise control was engaged. Vehicle continued to move while trying to slow down for stop signs or lights. Consumer did not take vehicle to dealership.

- Willisburg, KY, USA

problem #3

Dec 282001

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving vehicle it idles very high and makes very loud noises.

- North Brook, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 272000

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making a stop vehicle would idle high. As a result of this, vehicle surged forward. Dealer has been

- Fernandian Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 251998

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving in heavy traffic vehicle idles rough, causing vehicle to stall. Vehicle has been taken to dealer, and problem can not be duplicated. Cause unknown.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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