definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,750 miles

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problem #4

Aug 042006

Contour 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle was not included in NHTSA recall #99V247000, regarding fuel; hoses/lines/pipes/fittings due to the VIN. Having similar problems the manufacturer parts were replaced by an independent service dealer, but the problem recurred. Fuel was dripping onto the tail pipe. The service dealer and manufacturer were notified. Updated 10/04/06.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #3

May 012005

Contour 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I smell gasoline, and when I fill my car with gasoline it leaks. I have had it looked at by a mechanic and it has been determined that it is the fuel fill pipe vent hose. I have spoken with Ford and they tell me that my vehicle is not covered under the recall.

- Woodbine, IA, USA

problem #2

Feb 152000

(reported on)


  • miles
Recall 99V-247 filler neck not completed due to lack of parts.

- Holliston, MA, USA

problem #1

Oct 141998


  • miles
Vehicle was leaking fuel onto the ground whenever consumer filled the tank up with fuel. Took vehicle to dealer shop, and dealer informed consumer that fuel filler neck had a crack and needs replacement. Consumer would like to know is this normal for this part to be defective. Vehicle have only 46,000 miles of wear.

- Vancover, WA, USA