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
21,733
  Explorer
20,779
  Focus
16,815
  Escape
16,392
  Fusion
15,368
  Windstar
11,552
  Taurus
11,322
  Edge
8,729
  F-250
7,768
  Expedition
7,024
  Mustang
6,962
  Ranger
6,080
  F-350
5,297
  Freestyle
4,452
  Contour
3,072
  Freestar
2,865
  Fiesta
2,520
  Escort
2,094
  Crown Victoria
1,852
  Escape Hybrid
1,509
  Five Hundred
1,246
  Excursion
1,156
  Flex
1,091
  Fusion Hybrid
978
  E-350
908
  Explorer Sport
768
  Explorer Sport Trac
743
  F-450
680
  F-550
678
  E-150
675
  Thunderbird
610
  E-450
528
  Econoline
424
  E-250
243
  Transit Connect
216
  Aerostar
187
  C-max
127
  Aspire
127
  Bronco
101
  E-550
84
  F-650
80
  LCF
55
  Mountaineer
41
  Stripped Chassis
17
  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 185,998 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 7737.2. Cars from Ford's 2000 model year have the most problems reported (13,970 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Ford
7,077
  1997 Ford
9,472
  1998 Ford
9,327
  1999 Ford
11,365
  2000 Ford
13,970
  2001 Ford
10,988
  2002 Ford
11,870
  2003 Ford
8,830
  2004 Ford
8,886
  2005 Ford
11,398
  2006 Ford
8,263
  2007 Ford
6,817
  2008 Ford
7,476
  2009 Ford
4,218
  2010 Ford
10,906
  2011 Ford
11,005
  2012 Ford
10,230
  2013 Ford
10,971
  2014 Ford
5,427
  2015 Ford
3,177
  2016 Ford
2,610
  2017 Ford
1,123
  2018 Ford
285
  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 24,077 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (22,759 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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