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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,113 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #13

Mar 252001

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer heard a knocking sound from front right of vehicle, had it inspected, and was told that right front coil spring was broken.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #12

Mar 052001

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
The suspension spring under the passenger wheel well broke causing noise. Nlm

- Erlanger, KY, USA

problem #11

Mar 202001

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right coil spring broke. Dealer notified, and repairs made at consumer's cost. "no recalls and out of its warranty".

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #10

Mar 172001

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was parked. In middle of night consumer heard a loud noise. Next morning he started vehicle, put it in gear, but vehicle did not move forward or reverse. Consumer then noticed that wheel well on left front was laying on top tire, vehicle still at dealer, coil spring broke or strut. Consumer also had front brake pads replaced,

- Bonfield, IL, USA

problem #9

Mar 122001

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealer was inspecting vehicle and discovered that front coil springs were broken. Consumer states broken spring has extensive rust on both surfaces of break.

- Essex, VT, USA

problem #8

Feb 232001

Contour 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer noticed flat tire. Called tow truck who found front left coil spring had broken and went through the tire. Consumer is requesting reimbursement.

- Queensburry, NY, USA

problem #7

Feb 092001

Contour

  • miles

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

Spring failed while sitting in a parking lot waiting for passenger. No off road or gravel road usage of car.

- Traverse City, MI, USA

problem #6

Dec 201999

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The right front coil spring broke into two pieces, causing difficult steering and a stong pull to the right.

- Agawam, MA, USA

problem #5

Dec 232000

Contour

  • miles
Right front coil spring broke after 9,000 miles and after replacing left front coil spring. Manufacturer notified. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Freindship, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 092000

Contour

  • miles
Front coil spring broke and punctured front tire, car left road and had to be towed.

- Liverpool, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 072000

Contour

  • miles

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

While traveling at various speeds vehicle was pulling to the right. When having oil changed consumer was told that front spring coil was broken.

- Ft. Drum, NY, USA

problem #2

May 252000

Contour

  • miles
Front coil spring broke as backing out of a driveway; tire was punctured.

- Plattsburgh, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 222000

Contour

  • miles
While driving at 10 mph front spring coil broke. Provide further details.

- Cuyahoga Fall, OH, USA

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