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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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Ford Contour windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 032002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


After getter the recall part replaced for the fuel system, noticed that when the tank is filled the car would leak fuel from around the fuel pump. Vehicle is leaking water in trunk area during rain, failed seal, replace rear back glass seal and reseal back glass. Check engine light is on, weak, replace cannister purge and vapor canister.

- Mt. Vernon, MO, USA

problem #2

Jun 061999


  • miles
Driver's side seat belt locked up, had to untwist belt to use it. Also, rear window fell out, nothing had hit it/ignition key switch would rattle when inserting key & taking it out, and sun roof lock was not working. Sunroof could not be opened or closed. Taking vehicle to dealer to check problems.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 121998


  • 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

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