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Ford Recalls 3,750 Contours

Recall From: Ford Motor Company

Models: Ford Contour Years: 1998-2000

Number Involved: 3,750

Dates of Manufacture: May 1997 - April 2000

Defect: 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.

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.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V350/Ford Recall No. 00S38]