really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,818 miles

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problem #11

Feb 012010

Contour 8-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
Corrosion under the car (police inceptor ). car was purchase from a local dealer in bamberg, SC that sell many crown victorias. He indicated my car came from up North, Pennsylvania.

- Allendale, SC, USA

problem #10

Nov 242003

(reported on)


  • miles
Problems with 1996 Ford Contour front brakes, transmission, fuse box, heater blower motor, electrical and steering and suspension. For the second time, the vehicle had problems with the brakes making a loud rubbing sound, the stabilizer bar was replaced and needs to be replaced again. The transmission was leaking, water was inside of the headlight seals, which made the lights very dim, the selector mode switch on the heater motor blower did not work properly, which made the heat not work at a 100%. the upper ball joints, rack and pinion and wheel bearing were all defective.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #9

Oct 152001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle constantly vibrated, when coming to a stop it vibrated so hard as if it was going throw consumer out of the car. Mechanic indicated this was the way vehicle was operating.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #8

May 262001


  • miles
Was driving 20mph when front end broke loose. Struts had broken. Vehcle hit ground, andthen was thrown across 2 lanes of traffic. It finally hit a parked vehicle. No injuries.

- Hheber City, UT, USA

problem #7

Apr 062001

(reported on)


  • miles
1. sterring is vibrating primarily when the A/C is on, 2.in hot weather, vehicle will stall while idling or at a stop.

- Agoura, CA, USA

problem #6

Jan 222001

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving vehicle makes a whinning sound, and loses power. Dealr has been contacted.

- Decatur, IL, USA

problem #5

May 082000

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving extreme vibration occurred within the steering column. Also, engine idled very fast, and the vehicle jerked., dealer stated that this was a normal condition.

- Mcauthur, WV, USA

problem #4

Feb 201996


  • miles
Consumer bought vehicle in September. She went outside that morning to start it up her vehicle and she noticed a knocking noise comming from underneath the hood. The dealer replaced starter and water pump but problem still exist.

- North Highland, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 151999


  • miles
The struts replaced due to noise & the rear bearing's were replaced due to failure. Problem still exist.

- Minotola, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 021997


  • miles
When driving at any speed and stopping at a stop, their is alot of vibrating within the steering and the dashboard rattles.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 161998


  • miles
When turning could hear a bumping sound in steering. Took vehicle to dealer. Nothing was found. Noise was louder. Could not control vehicle during rain. The brakes failed to slow & stop vehicle. Had cracked front end. The front suspension sway bar also broke.

- Madison, WI, USA