10.0

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

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problem #32

Aug 152002

Contour

  • miles
Mr

- Crawfordville, FL, USA

problem #31

Jul 182002

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Took vehicle to dealer to have air conditioner serviced, and the product that was used caused a large problem in air conditioning unit. A leak has developed.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #30

Feb 012001

Contour

  • miles
Asked dealership to perform recall 00V-367000 and they said Ford has no such recall.

- Big Bear City, CA, USA

problem #29

Apr 052000

Contour

  • miles
Air conditioner blower will only work on low, if turning it up high, it does not work.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #28

Nov 011999

Contour

  • miles
The cear is pealing, 2 transmisisons have failed and now the A/C int. Blower only runs on high.

- Pearl, MS, USA

problem #27

Jun 212000

Contour

  • miles
The air only comes out of the defrost.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #26

Jul 242000

Contour

  • miles
There are too many problems with our car to write down. Please contact us.

- Belleview, FL, USA

problem #25

Sep 062000

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
I have previously had problems with this vehicle and have taken it more than eight different times to be service and problem still has not been resolved even after having engine replaced I am having some of the same problems. Car has been serviced on a regular basis and still it has problems.E..

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #24

Jul 242000

Contour

  • miles
There are too many problems with our car to write down. Please contact us.

- Belleview, FL, USA

problem #23

May 152000

Contour

  • miles
The blower fan was replaced by the dealer because of a recall. It lasted about 3 months and proceeded to break again. This time the dealer stated that I had to replace the fuse panel in the car. I took the car to a local mechanic and he reaffirm the defect. They also stated that they rarely had to replace a fuse panel. In addition to this repair, both power window regulators went out on the driver and passenger front sides of the car. The company that did the repair said this is very common in Ford vehicles. I contacted the regional office of Ford and they would not give me any restitution on these repairs.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #22

Aug 302000

Contour

  • miles
While using air conditioner it stopped blowing air, after being repaired air was not coming from the vents.

- Granada, MS, USA

problem #21

Oct 151997

Contour

  • miles
About 2-3 months after I had my car I tried to trade it in for another car because of the deffects on it, but the dealer would not help me out then. Is there anything I can do about it now? no safety defect listed in the summary.

- Keauhou, HI, USA

problem #20

Mar 102000

Contour

  • miles
It seems like when one thing started to short on my Contour everything started to go...first the lights started going on and off then..the A/C started shorting then it completely froze causing timing to jump and noew..I'm told the car needs new computer..it dies in middle of road the sensors are bad...please help me regarding this matter..

- Lake Providence, LA, USA

problem #19

Mar 102000

Contour

  • miles
It seems like when one thing started to short on my Contour everything started to go...first the lights started going on and off then..the A/C started shorting then it completely froze causing timing to jump and noew..I'm told the car needs new computer..it dies in middle of road the sensors are bad...please help me regarding this matter..

- Lake Providence, LA, USA

problem #18

Dec 121999

Contour

  • miles
Dual fan on air conditioner was constantly on. Consumer stated he received a manufacturer's recall letter for the driver side window. But, then other side window was not working.

- Morgan City, LA, USA

problem #17

Jan 062000

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
Ac/heater/defroster/blower part that was defective has been recalled, but Ford refuses to cover under this recall the A/C compressor, which failed prematurely. Chris early, at joe machens Ford, columbia, mo, informed me that the compressor has nothing at all to do with the ac/heater/defroster/blower, and so, will not cover the work under this recall. I find it hard to believe that the A/C compressor has nothing to do with the ac/heater/defroster/blower and its problem (blowing air quite hard, but with none coming out the vents, and not heating or cooling the car/defrosting the window). Though I have had the car in 9 or 10 times to have the ac/heater/defroster/blower problem fixed, I still have trouble with it from time to time. Surely this kind of strain caused the A/C compressor to work harder, and be subject to undue stress and therefore immature wear and tear and ultimately failure. (even the service technicians expressed surprise at the earliness of the compressor failure). Please investigate this problem, since I have had trouble getting anywhere with Ford in the past -- I still haven't gotten any sort of reply from Ford as to my inquiries to their customer service department about the problem, which I registered in writing to them in August 1998. Thank you for your time and your work!

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #16

Jul 011999

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air conditioner is not functioning after service.

- Mayaguez, PR, USA

problem #15

Jul 201999

Contour

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When turning the A/C on, dashboard gets hot. A/C is coming out of the defroster on top of dashboard, and not out the vents.

- Bessemer City, NC, USA

problem #14

Sep 141999

Contour

  • miles
Ac switch and blower speed not working properly. Mechanic said: "found burnt blower motor resistor, hi blower motor resistance affected circuit. Melter resistor and harness." Later mechanic also said it need a new ac dash switch and wiring harness. A total cost of about $600. I don't understand how a high resistance causes increased current and thus burn up the resistor and wiring. I believe that the resistor had a short and the excessive current burned up the resistor and the wiring. I don't know whether the blower is damaged or not. This faulty resistor is a manufacturing defect and could have caused a serious fire under the dash. Therefore the manufacturer should repair the damage. The manufacturer's representative says that the car is four months over the warranty period and even though it had only 27,000 + miles, the manufacturer would not repair the damage. If I pay to have the damage repaired, can I get my money back if you find the manufacturer responsible?

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #13

Aug 261999

Contour

  • miles
When turning the air conditioner on, smoke came from the fan switch. There could have been a fire if driver hadn't been so quick to turn off the switch. Dealer will be notifed about the problem.

- Los Vegas, NV, USA

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