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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
97,103 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replaced unit (1 reports)
1999 Ford Contour transmission problems

transmission problem

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1999 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 312005

Contour Dohc I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles


Luckily the dealer was great and even though warranty was up we only paid for the labor, no problems since and works smoothly, at least as smoothly as a Contour will.

- , Herkimer, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 152007

(reported on)

Contour V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,206 miles

This is a 1998 Ford Contour LX. While driving on the highway, the car suddenly started rev'ing the engine, accelerating sharply and shifting so hard the car would jerk. The Check Engine light came on at the same time. I took the car to a Ford dealer. They ran a diagnosis, found a 'hash shift' concern and reprogrammed for that. They also found a vacuum line off and re-attached it.

- , Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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