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Ford - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



Compare Ford models

The following chart shows the Ford models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years Ford has sold far more F-150 model cars than Ford Gt.

Table 1. Compare Ford models

Ford Model Number of Problems
  F-150
18,307
  Explorer
18,027
  Focus
14,564
  Escape
13,263
  Windstar
11,288
  Taurus
10,785
  Fusion
9,681
  F-250
7,280
  Expedition
6,649
  Edge
5,842
  Mustang
5,479
  F-350
4,967
  Ranger
4,826
  Freestyle
4,335
  Contour
3,071
  Freestar
2,706
  Escort
2,089
  Fiesta
2,065
  Crown Victoria
1,759
  Escape Hybrid
1,266
  Five Hundred
1,202
  Excursion
1,125
  E-350
846
  Explorer Sport
758
  Flex
711
  Explorer Sport Trac
708
  F-450
659
  F-550
658
  E-150
640
  Thunderbird
597
  Fusion Hybrid
537
  E-450
493
  Econoline
422
  E-250
230
  Aerostar
186
  Transit Connect
137
  Aspire
127
  Bronco
100
  E-550
84
  F-650
78
  C-max
66
  LCF
54
  Mountaineer
41
  Stripped Chassis
17
  Windsor
17
  Tempo
10
  F-750
9
  Aeromax
5
  Bronco Ii
2
  Ford Gt
2

Number of problems reported for all models of Ford built from year 1996 to 2017.

Owners of Ford cars have reported a total of 158,770 problems for all Ford models built from year 1996 to 2017. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Ford models is 7203.7. Ford's 2000 model year cars have the most problems reported (13,837 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Ford
7,053
  1997 Ford
9,436
  1998 Ford
9,264
  1999 Ford
11,270
  2000 Ford
13,837
  2001 Ford
10,772
  2002 Ford
11,569
  2003 Ford
8,523
  2004 Ford
8,397
  2005 Ford
10,560
  2006 Ford
7,300
  2007 Ford
5,197
  2008 Ford
5,252
  2009 Ford
2,954
  2010 Ford
8,547
  2011 Ford
8,647
  2012 Ford
7,583
  2013 Ford
6,925
  2014 Ford
2,970
  2015 Ford
1,428
  2016 Ford
948
  2017 Ford
50

Common problems of Ford Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported for all models of Ford cars. The number one most common problem of Ford is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling, with 21,403 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (20,181 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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