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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 lights problems

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 022003

Contour 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


No dash lights, back-up, or license plate light. Took to dealer and dash lights were fixed $ But no clock light, license plate light or back-up lights. All fuses where checked and ok.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

Jul 131998


  • miles
Consumer states there was moisture in the third brake light, the fog lamp failed and was repaired, however fog lamps do not work.

- Long Beach , CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 192000


  • miles
The dealership had installed an aftermarket rear spoiler on the vehicle without disclosing this information. After having problems with the third brake light in the spoiler in learned it was not a factory part. The dealership stated to me that it was factory. I was not able to get the part replaced until I called Ford directly and threatened to sue the dealership for fraud.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

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