7.0

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,509 miles

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problem #10

Jul 211999

(reported on)

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle will intermittently jump from first to second gear. Also, a lound popping noise occurs, cause unknown.

- Apache, OK, USA

problem #9

Mar 011999

Contour 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This is our second car with this model overdrive transmission (cd4E) that has failed at approximately the same mileage, the first was a 1995 Mazda 626 VIN# [xxx]. the majority of the driving miles on both vehicles were considered highway miles at a cruising seed of 55mph or greater, generally with the cruise control on. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Ruther Glen, VA, USA

problem #8

Jul 061998

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission replaced due to grinding and scraping, was also replaced once by previous owner.

- Lake Genev, WI, USA

problem #7

Jan 011998

Contour

  • miles
Twice the transmission failed on the freeway and had to be completely replaced even though the car was 1 and 3 months old. The dealer was extremely rude and I promise I will never purchase another Ford again and neither will anybody that has heard my story.

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

problem #6

Feb 241998

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving gear would slip from drive into neutral with no warning. The engine would rev then pop back into (automatic) gear. Would start shifting into drive or reverse until foot is pressing accelerator. Then shifts into neutral. Its happens intermittently. Will be taking vehicle to dealer.

- Bozeman, MT, USA

problem #5

Nov 201998

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic transmission got stuck in park position.

- Delware City, DE, USA

problem #4

Oct 011998

Contour

  • miles
Transmission slips in and out of gears, especially when in high gears.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #3

Oct 011998

Contour

  • miles
Transmission/torque converter, and engine valve failure.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #2

Oct 091997

Contour

  • miles
Transmission automatic transaxle failed at highway speed.

- North Auro, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 011996

Contour

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car stalls in forward/reverse gears.

- Anaheim, CA, USA