10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #25

Aug 222002

(reported on)

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When making sharp turns in either direction, horn will sound on its own. Consumer has disconnected fuse. Jlg

- Quincy, IN, USA

problem #24

Jun 181999

Contour

  • miles
Vehicle was taken in for recall # 99 V 103 000 for the head lights. Headlights and wiring harness were replaced. A month later, headlights and tail lights and all dash lights went out.

- Cinncinati, OH, USA

problem #23

Jun 181999

Contour

  • miles
Vehicle was taken in for recall # 99 V 103 000 for the head lights. Headlights and wiring harness were replaced. A month later, headlights and tail lights and all dash lights went out.

- Cinncinati, OH, USA

problem #22

Apr 092002

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
While driving headlights/ tail lights, and dash lights completely stopped working, there was no warning. Took vehicle to dealer. Also, vehicle has had three alternators within three months. Problem has not been remedied as of yet.

- Stranton, SC, USA

problem #21

Apr 092002

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
While driving headlights/ tail lights, and dash lights completely stopped working, there was no warning. Took vehicle to dealer. Also, vehicle has had three alternators within three months. Problem has not been remedied as of yet.

- Stranton, SC, USA

problem #20

Sep 072001

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
The car has less than 5,000 miles. The cigarette lighter/accessory outlet developed a short with fuse blowout. The interior lever to the left of the driver's seat does not function to open the outside lid covering the gas cap. The car is in almost new condition with less than 5,000 miles since 1996. Car is also in for mandatory recall servicing due to notice from Ford.have there been other complaints about shorting in the cigarette lighter/accessory outlet system " have there been other complaints about the interior gas cap lid lever not functioning " I am being charged for the repair of these items. I wonder whether there was a basic design deficiency that led to such malfunctioning after less than 5,000 miles.

- Pittsford, NY, USA

problem #19

Apr 062001

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
Recall 99V103000. Remedy did not correct problem. While vehicle was being driven instrument panel and tail lights completely went out.

- Pembroke, MA, USA

problem #18

Feb 012000

Contour

  • miles
While driving with headlights on tail lights and dashboard lights went out without a prior warning. Dealer had been contacted, and cause could not be found.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #17

Dec 142000

Contour

  • miles
Whenever starting vehicle or even driving electrical system would start acting up. Windshield wipers would go on by themselves, have not been turned on. Lights, interior & exterior, would go out. Ignition will not start vehicle sometimes.also, would hear a clicking noise. Did not have a battery problems. Heater blower failed to work. No recalls on vehicle for electrical problems.

- Spencer, NY, USA

problem #16

Sep 282000

Contour

  • miles
Whenever I turn on the heater, A/C, defrost, or fan my ABS light turns on and my brakes are spongy. I have lost all brakes on two occasions when the ABS light came on. When my car sits for a weekend, the battery dies. Installed a new battery, still dies. Ford cannot find a cause for either problem. I have taken my car in to have the wiring harness changed for the lights, those went out. Also, my A/C fuse had caught fire, whole fuse box and blower was replaced.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #15

Sep 282000

Contour

  • miles
Whenever I turn on the heater, A/C, defrost, or fan my ABS light turns on and my brakes are spongy. I have lost all brakes on two occasions when the ABS light came on. When my car sits for a weekend, the battery dies. Installed a new battery, still dies. Ford cannot find a cause for either problem. I have taken my car in to have the wiring harness changed for the lights, those went out. Also, my A/C fuse had caught fire, whole fuse box and blower was replaced.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #14

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 #13

May 252000

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving tail lights and instrument panel lights went out. Dealer was notified about the problem. The problem was corrected at owner's expense. Problem due to water condensation in the fuse box.

- Provo, UT, USA

problem #12

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 #11

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 #10

Feb 032000

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
Consumer contacted dealer in reference to recall 99V103000/ manufacturer's recall 99S14 concerning headlights. Dealer corrected the problem prior to the recall. Consumer received a refund. Currently, consumer is having the same problem as stated in the recall, dealer refuses to correct the problem.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #9

Dec 061999

Contour

  • miles
Battery not able to hold the current. Also, headlights and interior lights are not working.

- St Louis, MS, USA

problem #8

Apr 191999

Contour

  • miles
The fuse keeps blowing out. This causes the air conditioner not work. Took to dealer. Vehicle failed to start & needed a jump. Informed battery was needed.

- Lithia Springs, GA, USA

problem #7

Jul 261999

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
Tail lights along with the interior lights do not work. Dealer has been contacted.

- Sumter, SC, USA

problem #6

Apr 161999

Contour

  • miles
PE98063, the headlights and tail lights malfuctioned, which caused the lights to go on and off. This may cause visual difficulty, and may result in an accident. Dealer replaced headlights, but problem is reoccurring. Eadelr did determine an "electrical problem".

- Dayton, OH, USA

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