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 ModelNumber of Problems
  F-150
24,772
  Explorer
22,435
  Focus
19,908
  Escape
18,701
  Fusion
18,152
  Taurus
11,694
  Windstar
11,681
  Edge
9,830
  F-250
9,316
  Mustang
7,362
  Expedition
7,289
  Ranger
6,274
  F-350
5,943
  Freestyle
4,535
  Fiesta
3,096
  Contour
3,079
  Freestar
2,917
  Escort
2,099
  Crown Victoria
1,908
  Escape Hybrid
1,612
  Flex
1,345
  Five Hundred
1,285
  Fusion Hybrid
1,270
  Excursion
1,170
  E-350
938
  Explorer Sport Trac
772
  Explorer Sport
771
  F-450
701
  F-550
697
  E-150
694
  Thunderbird
617
  E-450
543
  Econoline
429
  C-max
287
  Transit Connect
275
  E-250
248
  Aerostar
187
  Aspire
127
  Bronco
101
  E-550
84
  F-650
84
  Focus Electric
53

📊 Number of problems reported for all models of Ford built between 2020 and 1996

Owners of Ford cars have reported a total of 205,281 problems across all Ford models built from 2020 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Ford models, is 8198.6. Cars from Ford's 2013 model year have the most problems reported (14,368 problems).

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

Model YearNumber of Problems
  2020 Ford
7
  2019 Ford
474
  2018 Ford
1,215
  2017 Ford
3,075
  2016 Ford
4,150
  2015 Ford
4,799
  2014 Ford
7,864
  2013 Ford
14,368
  2012 Ford
12,262
  2011 Ford
12,293
  2010 Ford
12,003
  2009 Ford
4,688
  2008 Ford
8,048
  2007 Ford
7,089
  2006 Ford
8,443
  2005 Ford
11,709
  2004 Ford
9,063
  2003 Ford
8,993
  2002 Ford
11,986
  2001 Ford
11,100
  2000 Ford
14,041
  1999 Ford
11,394
  1998 Ford
9,352
  1997 Ford
9,470
  1996 Ford
7,080

🔎 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 26,212 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (25,819 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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