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7.7

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,938 miles

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1998 Ford Contour miscellaneous problems

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #12

Feb 252000

Contour

  • miles

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

The paint on the 1998 contor is cracking on the hood, roof and trunk of the vehical and is casing the paint to begin peeling. No safety defect.

- Pine Hill, NJ, USA

problem #11

Dec 031999

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle oil light came on. Engine stalled out. Noticed a reflection of flames on the ground. Lifted hood of vehicle & noticed the engine was on fire. Driver put flames out. The alternator was just replaced, twice, prior to fire. Was no warning.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #10

Aug 011999

Contour

  • miles
Consumer is having scheduling problems in receiving recall repairs (99V-103) (99V-194). Mjs

- Lewisville, TX, USA

problem #9

Sep 011999

Contour

  • miles

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

Engine check light would lficker on and off but now stays on while driving. Have had it checked out no one can find the problem. Air bag light flashes on and off while driving mostly when you apply brake. Heater fan stoped working replaced it wasn't the problem, the pigtail connecting to a regulator box had shorted out and melted. Ford place said the whole pigtail wiring had to be replaced cost about $400 to replace didn't have it done.

- Hendersonville, NC, USA

problem #8

Sep 151999

Contour

  • miles
Bubbling of paint under clearcoat (driver's side front fender, passenger's side rear door)

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 201998

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Check engine light on.

- Placentia, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 271999

Contour

  • miles

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

Engine chcek light is on, and there is some type of grinding noise coming from the vehicle.

- Lunberton, NC, USA

problem #5

Jul 151999

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Hertford, NC, USA

problem #4

Feb 121998

Contour

  • miles
When driving at 45 mph the engine check light comes on and off.consumer is also having problems with the driver's side window and the back window wouldn't roll down. The dealer had to replace the relay part of the window.

- Brostown, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 101998

Contour

  • miles
The consumer has been experiencing problems with engine. Engine is very loud. The consumer also stated that while driving engine check light stays illuminated. The manufacturer has yet to be contacted.

- Deer Park, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 011998

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Check engine light failed several times.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 051998

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
Unspecified.

- Jamaica, NY, USA

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