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
22,944
  Explorer
21,210
  Focus
17,474
  Escape
17,221
  Fusion
16,450
  Windstar
11,580
  Taurus
11,444
  Edge
9,041
  F-250
8,162
  Expedition
7,100
  Mustang
7,096
  Ranger
6,151
  F-350
5,478
  Freestyle
4,472
  Contour
3,079
  Freestar
2,892
  Fiesta
2,608
  Escort
2,097
  Crown Victoria
1,873
  Escape Hybrid
1,566
  Five Hundred
1,256
  Flex
1,189
  Excursion
1,162
  Fusion Hybrid
1,152
  E-350
921
  Explorer Sport
768
  Explorer Sport Trac
756
  F-450
691
  E-150
682
  F-550
682
  Thunderbird
613
  E-450
531
  Econoline
426
  E-250
243
  C-max
232
  Transit Connect
230
  Aerostar
187
  Aspire
127
  Bronco
101
  E-550
84
  F-650
82
  Focus Electric
40

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

Owners of Ford cars have reported a total of 192,093 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 7991.1. Cars from Ford's 2000 model year have the most problems reported (13,993 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Ford
7,075
  1997 Ford
9,462
  1998 Ford
9,324
  1999 Ford
11,362
  2000 Ford
13,993
  2001 Ford
11,018
  2002 Ford
11,893
  2003 Ford
8,876
  2004 Ford
8,945
  2005 Ford
11,510
  2006 Ford
8,303
  2007 Ford
6,938
  2008 Ford
7,744
  2009 Ford
4,447
  2010 Ford
11,363
  2011 Ford
11,434
  2012 Ford
10,857
  2013 Ford
12,101
  2014 Ford
6,123
  2015 Ford
3,620
  2016 Ford
3,004
  2017 Ford
1,755
  2018 Ford
616
  2019 Ford
23

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 24,700 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (23,583 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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