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
21,406
  Explorer
20,568
  Focus
16,556
  Escape
16,059
  Fusion
14,565
  Windstar
11,542
  Taurus
11,288
  Edge
8,386
  F-250
7,686
  Expedition
6,989
  Mustang
6,891
  Ranger
6,049
  F-350
5,233
  Freestyle
4,442
  Contour
3,072
  Freestar
2,860
  Fiesta
2,468
  Escort
2,094
  Crown Victoria
1,845
  Escape Hybrid
1,488
  Five Hundred
1,240
  Excursion
1,153
  Flex
1,058
  Fusion Hybrid
917
  E-350
904
  Explorer Sport
767
  Explorer Sport Trac
738
  F-450
680
  F-550
678
  E-150
672
  Thunderbird
609
  E-450
522
  Econoline
424
  E-250
241
  Transit Connect
204
  Aerostar
187
  Aspire
127
  C-max
121
  Bronco
101
  E-550
84
  F-650
80
  LCF
55
  Mountaineer
41
  Stripped Chassis
17
  Windsor
17
  Tempo
10
  F-750
9
  Aeromax
5
  Ford Gt
5
  Bronco Ii
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Number of problems reported for all models of Ford built from year 1996 to 2018.

Owners of Ford cars have reported a total of 183,155 problems across all Ford models built from year 1996 to 2018. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Ford models, is 7950.0. Cars from Ford's 2000 model year have the most problems reported (13,957 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
9,469
  1998 Ford
9,323
  1999 Ford
11,362
  2000 Ford
13,957
  2001 Ford
10,982
  2002 Ford
11,866
  2003 Ford
8,813
  2004 Ford
8,857
  2005 Ford
11,356
  2006 Ford
8,170
  2007 Ford
6,669
  2008 Ford
7,269
  2009 Ford
4,064
  2010 Ford
10,596
  2011 Ford
10,785
  2012 Ford
9,943
  2013 Ford
10,537
  2014 Ford
5,162
  2015 Ford
3,002
  2016 Ford
2,408
  2017 Ford
968
  2018 Ford
214

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 23,791 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (22,463 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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