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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,116 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #10

Sep 081999

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles

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

When driving at any speed the air bag light comes on and won't go off. Also, there is some type of code that appears on the dashboard, such as 41,22,55 and the codes keep blinking off and on.

- Overland, KS, USA

problem #9

Sep 071999

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
Intermittently the airbag light flashes on and off while the vehicle is motion.

- Redmond, OR, USA

problem #8

Sep 011999

Contour

  • miles
Air bag light is on and won't go off.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #7

Jul 151999

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles

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

The air bag warning light continues to blink on and off. Dealer is not able to duplicate the problem. Owner has to pump fuel into tank very slowly. The dealer is aware of this problem because of service bulletin. Problem has not been corrected.

- Maybee, MI, USA

problem #6

Jul 031999

Contour

  • miles
Airbag light went off 7-3-99. Sensor was defective, replaced by dealer 7-6-99. Sensor defective again 7-11-99, dealer will replace again soon.

- St. Joseph, MO, USA

problem #5

Jul 061999

Contour

  • miles
Airbag light stays on while the vehicle is in motion. The dealer has been notified.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #4

Oct 101998

Contour

  • miles

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

Vehicle will be serviced for the 4th time in 10 months for the air bag system. The air bag warning light continues to flash.

- Ft Worth, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 241999

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
Airbag light stays on. Dealer has repaired vehicle, and the problem still exists.

- Shelby, NC, USA

problem #2

May 081999

Contour

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Drivers and passenger side air bag failed (unspecified reason), when driver lost control of vehicle during inclement weather. Nlm

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #1

Jan 121998

Contour

  • miles
When driving at any speed the vehicle vibrates and the vehicle cuts off without giving any prior warning. Also, when applying brakes they are hard and foot goes all the way to the floor. Consumer took the vehicle in for repairs three times, and the dealer had to replaced the air bag due to the fact that thiere wasn't any air in the air bag.

- San Pedro, CA, USA

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