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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
18,452
  Explorer
18,164
  Focus
14,680
  Escape
13,382
  Windstar
11,312
  Taurus
10,802
  Fusion
9,886
  F-250
7,293
  Expedition
6,665
  Edge
6,023
  Mustang
5,516
  F-350
4,976
  Ranger
4,861
  Freestyle
4,340
  Contour
3,071
  Freestar
2,723
  Escort
2,091
  Fiesta
2,084
  Crown Victoria
1,768
  Escape Hybrid
1,280
  Five Hundred
1,207
  Excursion
1,125
  E-350
852
  Explorer Sport
760
  Flex
732
  Explorer Sport Trac
709
  F-450
660
  F-550
658
  E-150
640
  Thunderbird
598
  Fusion Hybrid
554
  E-450
493
  Econoline
423
  E-250
230
  Aerostar
186
  Transit Connect
143
  Aspire
127
  Bronco
100
  E-550
84
  F-650
78
  C-max
68
  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 159,953 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 6942.0. Ford's 2000 model year cars have the most problems reported (13,844 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Ford
7,056
  1997 Ford
9,438
  1998 Ford
9,266
  1999 Ford
11,279
  2000 Ford
13,844
  2001 Ford
10,794
  2002 Ford
11,598
  2003 Ford
8,534
  2004 Ford
8,419
  2005 Ford
10,603
  2006 Ford
7,322
  2007 Ford
5,256
  2008 Ford
5,347
  2009 Ford
2,989
  2010 Ford
8,639
  2011 Ford
8,761
  2012 Ford
7,709
  2013 Ford
7,161
  2014 Ford
3,082
  2015 Ford
1,475
  2016 Ford
1,018
  2017 Ford
74
  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 21,521 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (20,283 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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