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 the Focus Electric model.

Table 1. Compare Ford models

Ford Model Number of Problems
  F-150
23,473
  Explorer
21,430
  Focus
17,836
  Escape
17,567
  Fusion
16,823
  Windstar
11,613
  Taurus
11,498
  Edge
9,200
  F-250
8,346
  Mustang
7,154
  Expedition
7,139
  Ranger
6,190
  F-350
5,546
  Freestyle
4,486
  Contour
3,079
  Freestar
2,897
  Fiesta
2,653
  Escort
2,097
  Crown Victoria
1,880
  Escape Hybrid
1,581
  Five Hundred
1,260
  Flex
1,229
  Fusion Hybrid
1,203
  Excursion
1,165
  E-350
929
  Explorer Sport
768
  Explorer Sport Trac
757
  F-450
694
  E-150
689
  F-550
683
  Thunderbird
613
  E-450
533
  Econoline
429
  C-max
253
  E-250
245
  Transit Connect
237
  Aerostar
187
  Aspire
127
  Bronco
101
  E-550
84
  F-650
82
  Focus Electric
48

Number of problems reported for all models of Ford built from year 1996 to 2019.

Owners of Ford cars have reported a total of 194,804 problems across all Ford models built from year 1996 to 2019. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Ford models, is 8103.9. Cars from Ford's 2000 model year have the most problems reported (14,000 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Ford
7,076
  1997 Ford
9,465
  1998 Ford
9,332
  1999 Ford
11,368
  2000 Ford
14,000
  2001 Ford
11,046
  2002 Ford
11,909
  2003 Ford
8,903
  2004 Ford
8,973
  2005 Ford
11,565
  2006 Ford
8,333
  2007 Ford
6,970
  2008 Ford
7,821
  2009 Ford
4,489
  2010 Ford
11,510
  2011 Ford
11,629
  2012 Ford
11,162
  2013 Ford
12,591
  2014 Ford
6,466
  2015 Ford
3,834
  2016 Ford
3,196
  2017 Ford
2,034
  2018 Ford
745
  2019 Ford
76

Common problems of Ford Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Ford cars. The number one most common problem of Ford cars is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling, with 25,022 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (23,971 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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