8.6

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,239 miles

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problem #8

Jan 011999

Contour

  • miles
Engine check light is on and there is a burning smell within the vehicle. Also, all the lights on the dashboard aren't working, and the water pump had to be replaced.

- Cockeysville, MD, USA

problem #7

Jan 011999

Contour

  • miles
Engine check light is on and there is a burning smell within the vehicle. Also, all the lights on the dashboard aren't working, and the water pump had to be replaced.

- Cockeysville, MD, USA

problem #6

Sep 021999

(reported on)

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalls and dies ant various speeds without warning. Also, engine check light stays on. Vehicle is able to be started immediately after it dies. Dealer has inspected vehicle, and was not able to duplicate problem. Manufacturer has been notified.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #5

Aug 261999

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
Engine check light stays on while the vehicle is in motion. Dealer has been notified.

- West, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 011998

Contour

  • miles
I have had multiple problems w/ my 96 Ford Contour since I bought it 2/23/96. I have had it in for service multiple times, and I get told it's covered under warranty why worry about it. The srv.mngr.at my dealer supposedly talked to a "tony" at Ford & told him to tell me as long as it's covered under warranty I shouldn't complain it is no money out of my pocket. That is unsatisfactory -I believe my car to be a defect in that years line of Contour & I would like something done about these problems. My car runs worse than any used car I have ever owned! all I ever wanted done was to rectify the situation, they could have easily replaced my car with one similiar to that year & model & I would have been happy. I really would like a response to this matter. I am to the point where I will contact a lawyer to seek help dealing with Ford & kennedy Ford, if I can not get a fair & aggreeable outcome to this situation. Thank you.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #3

Jun 271999

(reported on)

Contour

  • miles
No summary listed for this vehicle.

- Athens, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 011998

Contour

  • miles
The left front axle broke while I was driving the car and it punctured my tire and damaged the rim of it. The mechanic says it was just worn out even though the car is only 3 years old. The check engine light stays on all the time, and there is nothing wrong. The engine rumbles when it idles. The brakes grind all the time, and I have replaced the left rotor 3 times in less than a year. The carpet comes out from under the rear seats an the passenger's side.

- Davis, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 011996

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The inside release for fuel compartment filler door failed.

- Rialto, CA, USA