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 Bronco Ii model.

Table 1. Compare Ford models

Ford Model Number of Problems
  F-150
22,116
  Explorer
20,936
  Focus
17,082
  Escape
16,733
  Fusion
15,930
  Windstar
11,561
  Taurus
11,375
  Edge
8,865
  F-250
7,886
  Expedition
7,055
  Mustang
7,029
  Ranger
6,112
  F-350
5,359
  Freestyle
4,462
  Contour
3,079
  Freestar
2,873
  Fiesta
2,558
  Escort
2,094
  Crown Victoria
1,855
  Escape Hybrid
1,540
  Five Hundred
1,246
  Excursion
1,157
  Flex
1,130
  Fusion Hybrid
1,026
  E-350
909
  Explorer Sport
768
  Explorer Sport Trac
747
  F-450
686
  F-550
679
  E-150
676
  Thunderbird
610
  E-450
529
  Econoline
424
  E-250
243
  Transit Connect
224
  Aerostar
187
  C-max
136
  Aspire
127
  Bronco
101
  E-550
84
  F-650
80
  LCF
55
  Mountaineer
41
  Stripped Chassis
19
  Windsor
17
  Tempo
10
  F-750
10
  Ford Gt
6
  Aeromax
5
  Bronco Ii
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Number of problems reported for all models of Ford built from year 1996 to 2019.

Owners of Ford cars have reported a total of 188,434 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 7838.6. Cars from Ford's 2000 model year have the most problems reported (13,976 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Ford
7,080
  1997 Ford
9,474
  1998 Ford
9,332
  1999 Ford
11,371
  2000 Ford
13,976
  2001 Ford
10,998
  2002 Ford
11,885
  2003 Ford
8,848
  2004 Ford
8,906
  2005 Ford
11,448
  2006 Ford
8,314
  2007 Ford
6,896
  2008 Ford
7,598
  2009 Ford
4,318
  2010 Ford
11,161
  2011 Ford
11,155
  2012 Ford
10,476
  2013 Ford
11,375
  2014 Ford
5,688
  2015 Ford
3,338
  2016 Ford
2,748
  2017 Ford
1,338
  2018 Ford
396
  2019 Ford
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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 24,330 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (23,053 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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