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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #4

May 232000

Contour

  • miles

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

3rd gear syncronizer failed. Transmission is difficult to shift into 3rd gear. Grinding sound present when shifing into 3rd, even with the clutch pedal pushed all the way in.

- Snoqualmie, WA, USA

problem #3

Jul 012000

Contour

  • miles
When attempting to shift into 3rd gear, gears grind severely.

- Bethany, OK, USA

problem #2

Feb 022000

Contour

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Whle driving in first gear transmission felt like it was slipping out of gear. The same happend when it was in third gear.

- Mound, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 161999

(reported on)

Contour

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Can't get car into first gear.

- Miami, FL, USA

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