really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,500 miles

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problem #2

Sep 272012

Contour 6-cyl

  • 167,000 miles
I had just got on interstate when my car started cutting out. I immediately put my flashers on & tried to get in the left lane so I could get on shoulder of interstate but cars would not allow me to get over. My car died in middle of interstate. I called asap (a service in Alabama for help on the interstate) & told them where I was & I needed them to bring me some gas. Then a car came flying up behind me but was able to stop & did not hit me. Then the car behind him had stopped but a truck behind her was not able to stop. He hit her, she hit the man behind me and he hit me. Paramedics were called for a 4 year old in the womans car who said his head hurt. I could have been killed if the car behind me had hit me and turned my car sideways & was hit on the side by another car, because everyone was driving way too fast and did not acknowledge my flashers at all. They would fly past me blowing their horns. Did they think I was stopped on purpose? believe me if I could have made the car go I would have. This car does this sometimes when on a 1/4 tank of gas, and since this accident it has gotten worse. Now it does it on 3/4 tank. I do not get on interstate anymore. No one seems to be able to find out why these cars do this.

- Hueytown, AL, USA

problem #1

Jul 012003

Contour 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
My Ford Contour (2000) dash is bending up where the defroster vent is. It has warped at least an inch above normal height. The Ford company refuses to stand behind its vechicles and fix the dash. I have received horrible customer service from them and decided to never buy another Ford.

- Hampton, VA, USA