Recalls

Find the latest 2000 Ford Contour recalls as issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Manufacturers.

Dates of Manufacture August 1998 - March 2000
Dates of Manufacture December 1999
Dates of Manufacture May 1997 - April 2000
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S03 #1
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S38
Manufacturer Recall No. 99L02
Models Involved Contour, Mystique
Models Involved Contour, Mystique, Cougar
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V075001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V350
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V361
Potential Number of Units Affected 1400
Potential Number of Units Affected 186200
Potential Number of Units Affected 3750
Remedy 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.
Remedy 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.
Remedy 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.
Summary 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.
Summary 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.
Summary 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.
Dates of Manufacture August 1998 - March 2000
Dates of Manufacture December 1999
Dates of Manufacture May 1997 - April 2000
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S03 #1
Manufacturer Recall No. 00S38
Manufacturer Recall No. 99L02
Models Involved Contour, Mystique
Models Involved Contour, Mystique, Cougar
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V075001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 00V350
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 99V361
Potential Number of Units Affected 1400
Potential Number of Units Affected 186200
Potential Number of Units Affected 3750
Remedy 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.
Remedy 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.
Remedy 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.
Summary 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.
Summary 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.
Summary 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.