pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
98,978 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1998 Ford Contour electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


This is the most terrible car ever. It is not worth the money that was paid for it. It never cranks when you try to crank it, leaving you stranded. god forbid you be getting gas, because it most likely is not going to crank. i would never suggest to anyone that they buy a ford contour, it will cause you to have anger problems you never knew you had. and not to mention all of the problems it has with the lights, and you loose power going up hill. its not a good car at all

- , Helen, GA, USA

problem #1

Apr 242004

(reported on)


  • 97,956 miles

I own a 1998 Ford Contour LX. The car is a 16V DOHC 4 cylinder. I think it moves great for a 4 cylinder. I wasn't very happy about all the recalls and service bullentines though. My problem started last year when the car would not start. The only thing I got was a clinking noise. I had power to everything else. I had my brother, a mechanic, look at it. He said the screw on the solenoid kept coming off for some reason. I was stranded at 10 times that year. I took it to the dealership I had purchased it from and they couldn't reproduce the problem. They suggested a new starter. I purchased a new starter and solenoid. The problem came back after 6 months of working fine. I had spent all that money for a new starter and it still happened. I took it back to the dealership and they still couldn't find anything wrong with it. I could have drove that car into a river and never looked back. My mom let me have her 2003 Volvo S80, which have not had a problem yet. I still have the stupid Contour. I don't want to pawn the problem off on someone else. Maybe I will enter it into the derby!!

- , Spottsville, KY, USA

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