Safety Ratings
1996 Ford Contour
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Number of Recalls11
Number of Complaints575
Number of Investigations5
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 1996 Ford Contour vehicles

1996 Ford Contour (4/14/2008)  

Campaign Number: 08E033000

Component Name: SUSPENSION

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: FEDERAL MOGUL IS RECALLING 6,903 AFTERMARKET BALL JOINT ASSEMBLIES SHIPPED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 9, 2007 AND MARCH 26, 2008, WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN PACKAGED WITH INCORRECT NUTS. THE PART NUMBERS PACKAGED WITH INCORRECT NUTS ARE: K7147, K7329, K8683, AND 104353. THESE PARTS WERE MADE FOR USE ON THE VARIOUS VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE.

Defect: THE NUTS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGING FOR THESE BALL JOINT ASSEMBLIES ARE MISSING THE INTENDED PREVAILING TORQUE (SELF-LOCKING) FEATURE. IF THE INCORRECT NUT WAS TO BECOME LOOSE, THE JOINING MEMBERS MAY LOOSEN LEADING TO A SEPARATION OF THE BALL JOINT. THIS MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: FEDERAL MOGUL WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE PARTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 22, 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL MOGUL AT 877-489-6659.

1996 Ford Contour (3/13/2006)  

Campaign Number: 06E022000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: CERTAIN AFTERMARKET BRAKE HYDRAULIC MASTER CYLINDERS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT BRAKE CYLINDERS FOR CERTAIN FORD, DAIMLERCHRYSLER, AND JEEP PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE BRAKE CYLINDERS WERE SOLD UNDER THE BRAND NAMES OF NAPA, RAYBESTOS, AIMCO, AC DELCO, CARQUEST, BENDIX, AND WAGNER. ONLY PRODUCTS THAT WERE MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 27, 2005 THROUGH JANUARY 17, 2006 (DATE CODES 0529 THROUGH 0602) ARE SUBJECT TO THIS RECALL. WHEN SUBJECT TO VERY COLD TEMPERATURES, AN INTERNAL SEAL IN THE MASTER CYLINDER COULD LOSE FLEXIBILITY AND MAY CAUSE BRAKE FLUID TO LEAK.

Defect: LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID CAN LEAD TO A DECREASE IN BRAKE LINE PRESSURE AND AN INCREASE IN STOPPING DISTANCE, WHICH CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: AFFINIA (BRAKE PARTS, INC.) WILL REPLACE THE SUBJECT BRAKE HYDRAULIC MASTER CYLINDERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 20, 2006. OWNERS CAN CONTACT AFFINA GROUP CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-323-0354.

1996 Ford Contour (7/9/2001)  

Campaign Number: 01I009000

Component Name: VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:CONTROLS/WIRING

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 1995-1997 FORD CONTOUR AND MERCURY MYSTIQUE VEHICLES. THE HEATER BLOWER RESISTOR COULD OVERHEAT CAUSING THE ATTACHED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR TO MELT.

Defect: THIS COULD CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR A FIRE.

Corrective Action: FORD WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL WARRANTY COVERAGE FOR THE HEATER BLOWER SWITCH FOR 10 YEARS FROM ORIGINAL DATE OF SALE OF THE VEHICLE OR 150,000 MILES, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW HEATER BLOWER RESISTOR AND A NEW WIRE JUMPER HARNESS FREE OF CHARGE.

1996 Ford Contour (7/9/2001)  

Campaign Number: 01V230000

Component Name: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: ON CERTAIN MY 1996-1998 PASSENGER VEHICLES BUILT AT THE KANSAS CITY, CUAUTITLAN ASSEMBLY PLANTS OR ON MY 1999 PASSENGER VEHCLES BUILT AT THE AUTOMOTIVE ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY PLANTS, THE ROUGH SURFACE OF THE HEATER BLOWER RESISTOR'S STAINLESS STEEL BLADES CAN DAMAGE THE COPPER SURFACE OF THE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR. THE DAMAGE COULD, OVER TIME, CAUSE INCREASED RESISTANCE IN THE CONNECTOR AND, DUE TO SUBSEQUENT TERMINAL RELAXATION, RESULT IN AN OPEN CIRCUIT CONDITION.

Defect: THE OPEN CIRCUIT COULD LEAD TO ELECTRICAL ARCING THAT COULD MELT THE CONNECTOR HOUSING MATERIAL CREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A FIRE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW HEATER BLOWER RESISTOR AND A NEW WIRE JUMPER HARNESS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 29, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.

1996 Ford Contour (11/6/2000)  

Campaign Number: 00V367000

Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 1995 PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE 2.0L AND 2.5L ENGINES, AND 1996 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L ENGINES. TIGHTENING OF THE ENGINE COOLING FAN MOTOR BEARINGS, UP TO AND INCLUDING MOTOR STALL, CAN RESULT IN INCREASED MOTOR TORQUE AND HIGHER THAN NORMAL MOTOR CURRENT AND ACCOMPANYING HIGH MOTOR TEMPERATURES.

Defect: OVERHEATING OF THE COOLING FAN MOTOR DUE TO EXCESSIVE CURRENT CAN RESULT IN SMOKE AND ODORS FROM BEARING GREASE, INSULATION AND OTHER INTERNAL MOTOR COMPONENTS. IF ELECTRICAL CURRENT CONTINUES TO BE APPLIED TO THE MOTOR, INTERNAL MOTOR COMPONENTS COULD IGNITE POSSIBLY IGNITING OTHER ENGINE COMPARTMENT COMPONENTS.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A POSITIVE TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT DEVICE IN-LINE WITH EACH FAN MOTOR. FORD WILL ALSO EXTEND THE WARRANTY ON THE ENGINE COOLING FAN ASSEMBLY TO A TOTAL OF 8 YEARS OF SERVICE OR 100,000 MILES FROM THE WARRANTY START DATE, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. IF THE VEHICLE ALREADY HAS MORE THAN 100,000 MILES, THIS COVERAGE WILL LAST UNTIL JULY 31, 2001.

1996 FORD CONTOUR for sale

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1996 FORD CONTOUR LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 145381 Miles
  • Ext Color: Beige
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Manhattan, KS
  • MPG: 18 City / 27 Hwy

New Listing
$4,388

1996 FORD CONTOUR GL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 148919 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Moon Township, PA
  • MPG: 20 City / 29 Hwy

New Listing
$2,495

1996 FORD CONTOUR GL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 157106 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

$2,495

1996 FORD CONTOUR GL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 79857 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Brunswick, OH
  • MPG: 20 City / 29 Hwy

$2,995

1996 FORD CONTOUR GL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 168546 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Spokane Valley, WA
  • MPG: 20 City / 29 Hwy

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1996 FORD CONTOUR GL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 44010 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Killeen, TX
  • MPG: 20 City / 29 Hwy

$2,998

1996 FORD CONTOUR GL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 84296 Miles
  • Ext Color: Beige
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Wadsworth, IL
  • MPG: 18 City / 27 Hwy

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1996 FORD CONTOUR GL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 61002 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Cleveland, OH
  • MPG: 20 City / 29 Hwy

$2,888

1996 FORD CONTOUR GL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 126316 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Tacoma, WA
  • MPG: 20 City / 29 Hwy

$890

1996 FORD CONTOUR GL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Jacksonville, FL
  • MPG: 21 City / 31 Hwy

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1996 FORD CONTOUR GL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 140390 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Charlevoix, MI
  • MPG: 18 City / 27 Hwy

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1996 FORD CONTOUR GL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 79046 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Blue
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: La Crescenta, CA
  • MPG: 20 City / 29 Hwy

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1996 FORD CONTOUR GL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 203710 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Bryan, OH
  • MPG: 20 City / 29 Hwy

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1996 FORD CONTOUR GL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 104358 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Madison Heights, MI
  • MPG: 20 City / 29 Hwy

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1996 FORD CONTOUR GL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 145000 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Alpena, MI
  • MPG: 20 City / 29 Hwy
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