hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
128,000 miles

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problem #1

Nov 142006

Contour 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 128,000 miles
Drivers side door window crank shaft (manual window) snapped off clean inside regulator leaving window utterly inoperable. This happened during normal operation of window during normal operating conditions and warm weather. Dealer claimed "it happens a lot". very dangerous if vehicle was in a fire, accident, submerged in water etc.

- Farragut, TN, USA