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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 Bronco Ii.

Table 1. Compare Ford models

Ford Model Number of Problems
  F-150
18,853
  Explorer
18,460
  Focus
15,005
  Escape
13,747
  Windstar
11,353
  Taurus
10,872
  Fusion
10,447
  F-250
7,349
  Expedition
6,712
  Edge
6,399
  Mustang
5,672
  F-350
5,011
  Ranger
4,947
  Freestyle
4,361
  Contour
3,072
  Freestar
2,753
  Fiesta
2,166
  Escort
2,092
  Crown Victoria
1,782
  Escape Hybrid
1,308
  Five Hundred
1,211
  Excursion
1,131
  E-350
857
  Flex
788
  Explorer Sport
761
  Explorer Sport Trac
716
  F-450
664
  F-550
663
  E-150
646
  Thunderbird
601
  Fusion Hybrid
589
  E-450
498
  Econoline
423
  E-250
231
  Aerostar
186
  Transit Connect
151
  Aspire
127
  Bronco
100
  E-550
84
  F-650
80
  C-max
77
  LCF
54
  Mountaineer
41
  Stripped Chassis
17
  Windsor
17
  Tempo
10
  F-750
9
  Aeromax
5
  Ford Gt
2
  Bronco Ii
2

Number of problems reported for all models of Ford built from year 1996 to 2018.

Owners of Ford cars have reported a total of 163,102 problems for all Ford models built from year 1996 to 2018. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Ford models is 7078.5. Ford's 2000 model year cars have the most problems reported (13,875 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Ford
7,064
  1997 Ford
9,445
  1998 Ford
9,273
  1999 Ford
11,293
  2000 Ford
13,875
  2001 Ford
10,831
  2002 Ford
11,642
  2003 Ford
8,589
  2004 Ford
8,486
  2005 Ford
10,709
  2006 Ford
7,414
  2007 Ford
5,388
  2008 Ford
5,576
  2009 Ford
3,092
  2010 Ford
8,846
  2011 Ford
9,065
  2012 Ford
8,057
  2013 Ford
7,756
  2014 Ford
3,418
  2015 Ford
1,658
  2016 Ford
1,192
  2017 Ford
136
  2018 Ford
1

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 21,887 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (20,587 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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