fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

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problem #4

Sep 082006

Contour 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked in sunlight everyday; blower separated from dashboard and dashboard is now warped badly. No recall notice/ bulletin received from dealership in which vehicle was purchased from.

- Glen Ridge, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 152005

Contour 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
: the contact stated several problems occurred to the vehicle. While driving at 20mph, a humming sound was heard coming from the right side of the vehicle. It was taken to a local independent repair shop where it was discovered both right front and rear wheel bearings needed replaced. The brake rotors on the rear were replaced 5 times within a 6 month period. The heater blower malfunctioned and would not blow hot air. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop were the sensor to the heater blower was replaced.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 012004

Contour 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Top of front dashboard has delaminated and curled up to the windshield, preventing defroster air flow from operating. Problem became evident in Feb-Mar '04. Ford Motor Contends this is a customer satisfaction issue, and not a safety concern. Will not assist in $1400 cost to repair defect.

- Harwich, MA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012003


  • miles
Consumer states that dashboard is buckling, causing windshield defroster vents to move out of alignment. Consumer cannot defrost front windshield when necessary. This results in poor or no visibility.

- San Diego, CA, USA