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6.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,333 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.

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1998 Ford Contour fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 012004

Contour 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

My 1998 Ford Contour SE has problems with the trunk leaking. Ever since I bought the car the trunk leaks slowly. I find huge wet spots in the carpet in my trunk. Also the vehicle has a problem with the transmission. When you drive the vehicle the transmission gets caught and hesitates to shift.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #5

Oct 162002

Contour

  • miles
Consumer states still having the same problem after recall was perform on the vehicle. Recall#01F104000 fuel pipe. Cottam walker Ford 505-751-3200 please provide the address

- Penasco, NM, USA

problem #4

Jul 012000

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving and without warning air bag light illuminated on dashboard. Minutes later, light went off. Dealer has been notified; however, mechanic can not duplicate the problem. Consumer adds with full tank of gas, fuel light is illuminated.

- Desplines, IL, USA

problem #3

May 012001

Contour

  • miles

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

Gas gauge is inadequate when putting gas in tank. Gas gauge does not show correct amount.

- Ocean City, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 282000

Contour

  • miles
Speedometer/odmeter and fuel gauge are not working. Vehicle gave no prior warnings, and shutdown while in motion. Dealership's remedy for fuel gauge and speedometer are for them to be replaced. Defect may have caused consumer into an automobile accident. Sometimes, all of them do work, but may fail while traveling.

- Mackinaw, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 011997

Contour

  • miles
Das tank deformed, resulting in loss of power/stalling. In addition. In addition, stuttering of engine due to false gas gauge readings.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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