5.5

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,200 miles

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problem #10

Oct 312003

Contour 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I bought a 1996 Ford Contour SE in June of 2003.I have since replaced the water pump 4 times.I bought the car from a man who blew the engine becuase the water pump went and he let the car over heat.I have replaced it in Oct.2003, February 2004, June 2004, and Dec.2004.it is really started to become a burden.

- Byron, MI, USA

problem #9

Dec 152002

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
This car has less than 70000 miles on it. We had trouble with the fuel door, front wheel bearings, brakes, door handles, transmission, electric windows, and now as a special treat the engine failed. This car has been the worst investment that my wife and I have ever made. I have have owned several cars and trucks with 200000 plus miles on them and none of them have ever been as problematic as this automobile.

- Hill City, SD, USA

problem #8

Dec 152002

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
This car has less than 70000 miles on it. We had trouble with the fuel door, front wheel bearings, brakes, door handles, transmission, electric windows, and now as a special treat the engine failed. This car has been the worst investment that my wife and I have ever made. I have have owned several cars and trucks with 200000 plus miles on them and none of them have ever been as problematic as this automobile.

- Hill City, SD, USA

problem #7

Sep 152003

Contour

  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles
My newest problem that I have with the car now is it stalls at red lights and doesnt start for 45 minute to an hour. I took it to 3 garages already and they can't find the problem.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #6

Dec 052003

Contour 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
Engine failure while accelerating in a passing zone.

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #5

Feb 122003

Contour

  • miles
The engine head gasket failed causing the engine to stop working.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #4

Jan 012002

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Temperature gauge constantly shows vehicle is overheating, when in fact it is not.

- Quincy, IN, USA

problem #3

Jun 012001

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving vehicle stalled out and overheated without prior warning, causing engine to burn up. Consumer has contacted the dealer. Consumer states her problem was exactly what recall 00V367 was for.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Jan 092000

Contour

  • miles
The engine cooling fan broke prior to recall notice 00V-367 causing the vehicle to overheat, the consumer had to have a new engine installed, consumer requests reimbursement. Nlm

- Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 111997

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
With A/C off the temperature gauge malfunctioned, needle constantly fluctuated.

- Riverview, FL, USA