hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,433 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Ford Contour suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 102006

Contour 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


As of today my car has 100250 miles. The problem is that I took my car to the mechanic for routine checkup and he found that the front and back coil spring are defective and must be replaced asap. I went to the web site (NHTSA) and I found that these cars don't have a safety recall however, it is deemed a safety replacement for the defective part at not cost to the owner. I need Ford to contact me via E-mail or by mail to where I can take my car (a service center authorized near to my house) to repair my car at not charge. I use my car primarily as a family car and I need my car in good condition for the safety of my family.

- Franklin, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 272005

Contour 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,300 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Ford Contour. The contact complained about a rear coil spring problem. The contact stated while having the tires replaced the mechanic informed her that the left rear coil spring broke. The mechanic recommended that both coil springs be replaced. A recall on the front coil spring was issued, but not on the rear. The dealership stated they could not offer any type of service under a recall, and that the contact would have to cover the cost of the repairs. The manufacturer confirmed this decision by the dealership.

- Bridgeville, PA, USA

problem #1

May 012005

Contour 4-cyl

  • miles
1998 Ford Contour front spring broke when entering the garage. Recall campaign#'s: 01I013000 and 01V255000. On another occasion the dealer found both back springs broken and replaced them on April 27, 2005.

- Camden, NY, USA

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