I aquired a 97 Ford Contour when my mother died in 2011. After getting it home I began to repair items that would cause it to operate more efficiently and safely since it had been sitting for several months.
After spending almost $1,000 on replacement parts I drove the vehicle and the more I drove the worse it ran. Thats when I found out that Ford had installed inferior wiring in the vehicle. This wiring had insulation that crumbled when touched and was installed everywhere in the vehicle. the 95-97 models were produced with this wiring.
When I contacted Ford I was informed there had been a recall on this issue but the recall only lasted 100,000 miles or 10 years from the date of recall. Since the vehicle has over the milage Ford told me that I am screwed. Not good enough for me. I have a car that gets over 30 mpg and can't drive it.
Ford sold these cars to elderly buyers and the wiring could cause fires which possible could kill some drivers. So I am letting the world know how sorry Ford is to screw people with junk cars so it can be rich.
Product or Service Mentioned: Ford Car.
Monetary Loss: $2500.