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2000 Ford Contour Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
Ford has expanded this recall to include later model vehicles. This recall involves passenger vehicles not equipped with an anti-lock braking system (ABS). A "pressure conscious reducing valve" (PCRV) in the rear brakes may be subject to corrosion and result in malfunction when operated in areas that use salt compounds on the roadway for de-icing or dust control. If both PCRV's malfunction, vehicle handling could be adversely affected during braking from rear wheel lockup, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will install improved PCRV's in the rear brake system. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Oct. 23, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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2000 Ford Contour Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
On certain passenger vehicles, a windshield wiper control module may not be capable of carrying the current required during high load conditions on the wipers (i.e., ice, snow or other debris), and could potentially result in inoperative wipers with no advance warning.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will inspect the wiper control modules and replace if necessary. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during June 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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2000 Ford Contour Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
Certain passenger vehicles have jacking instructions, which if followed, could cause the vehicle operator to place the jack on a frame weld when attempting to raise a rear wheel. If the vehicle is jacked up with the jack placed on the frame weld and if the vehicle is free to roll (wheels not blocked or chocked), the jack could yield and the vehicle may drop suddenly. If this occurs and any portion of the operator's body is under the vehicle, the potential for personal injury exists.
Action Need To Fix It:
Owners will be provided with a revised Jack Instruction and Stowage Card and Jack Warning Label, as well as a supplement to the owner guide. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began July 24, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free instructions and label within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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2000 Ford Contour Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
Certain bi-fuel Contour cars may have a fuel tank filler pipe grommet that was damaged during the installation of the bi-fuel system. If the grommet is damaged, fuel could leak. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will replace the fuel tank filler pipe grommet. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began on Nov. 27, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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2000 Ford Contour Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
An incorrect label was installed on the driver side rear door. This label contains instructions for the activation of the childproof safety locks. The operator of the vehicle may believe the childproof safety lock is activated when it is not, potentially allowing the door to be opened from the inside.
Action Need To Fix It:
Owners will be provided with a replacement label and installation instructions. Owner notification began Jan. 11, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free replacement label and installation instructions within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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1999 Ford Contour Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
Passenger vehicles built with automatic transmissions which utilize a PARK/LOCK solenoid. It is possible to rotate the ignition key to the LOCK position and remove the key without the shift lever and transmission being in PARK. These vehicles do not comply with the requirements of FMVSS No. 114, "Theft Protection".
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will inspect these vehicles. Vehicles that have units with ignition keys removable in gear positions other than PARK will have the steering column replaced. Owner notification was to begin during March 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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1998 Ford Contour Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
On certain police, fleet, natural gas, and limousine vehicles, the one-piece bearing within the lower control arm ball joint can weaken slowly during use and eventually crack. This could result in separation of the ball and cap of the joint, allowing the control arm to drop to the ground. If this occurs while the vehicle is moving, reduced steering control could occur, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will replace the lower control arm ball joints. Owner notification began Jan. 18, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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1998 Ford Contour Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
Passenger vehicles built with automatic transmissions which utilize a PARK/LOCK solenoid. It is possible to rotate the ignition key to the LOCK position and remove the key without the shift lever and transmission being in PARK. These vehicles do not comply with the requirements of FMVSS No. 114, "Theft Protection".
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will inspect these vehicles. Vehicles that have units with ignition keys removable in gear positions other than PARK will have the steering column replaced. Owner notification was to begin during March 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673.
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