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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
18,144
  Explorer
17,793
  Focus
14,432
  Escape
13,102
  Windstar
11,262
  Taurus
10,749
  Fusion
9,476
  F-250
7,248
  Expedition
6,630
  Edge
5,695
  Mustang
5,414
  F-350
4,956
  Ranger
4,778
  Freestyle
4,323
  Contour
3,070
  Freestar
2,701
  Escort
2,088
  Fiesta
2,041
  Crown Victoria
1,754
  Escape Hybrid
1,252
  Five Hundred
1,194
  Excursion
1,124
  E-350
844
  Explorer Sport
756
  Explorer Sport Trac
705
  Flex
688
  F-450
658
  F-550
656
  E-150
634
  Thunderbird
596
  Fusion Hybrid
516
  E-450
492
  Econoline
422
  E-250
226
  Aerostar
186
  Transit Connect
128
  Aspire
127
  Bronco
100
  E-550
84
  F-650
77
  C-max
58
  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 157,336 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 7138.7. Ford's 2000 model year cars have the most problems reported (13,827 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
9,433
  1998 Ford
9,259
  1999 Ford
11,261
  2000 Ford
13,827
  2001 Ford
10,760
  2002 Ford
11,543
  2003 Ford
8,493
  2004 Ford
8,375
  2005 Ford
10,515
  2006 Ford
7,249
  2007 Ford
5,144
  2008 Ford
5,138
  2009 Ford
2,890
  2010 Ford
8,444
  2011 Ford
8,535
  2012 Ford
7,430
  2013 Ford
6,667
  2014 Ford
2,819
  2015 Ford
1,334
  2016 Ford
848
  2017 Ford
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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 21,262 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (20,065 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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