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
20,681
  Explorer
20,108
  Focus
16,078
  Escape
15,444
  Fusion
13,578
  Windstar
11,507
  Taurus
11,188
  Edge
7,907
  F-250
7,612
  Expedition
6,918
  Mustang
6,749
  Ranger
5,914
  F-350
5,168
  Freestyle
4,417
  Contour
3,072
  Freestar
2,839
  Fiesta
2,385
  Escort
2,094
  Crown Victoria
1,825
  Escape Hybrid
1,426
  Five Hundred
1,231
  Excursion
1,148
  Flex
982
  E-350
897
  Fusion Hybrid
844
  Explorer Sport
766
  Explorer Sport Trac
734
  F-450
676
  F-550
673
  E-150
663
  Thunderbird
608
  E-450
516
  Econoline
424
  E-250
239
  Transit Connect
189
  Aerostar
187
  Aspire
127
  C-max
110
  Bronco
100
  E-550
84
  F-650
80
  LCF
54
  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 178,348 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 7741.0. Cars from Ford's 2000 model year have the most problems reported (13,938 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Ford
7,073
  1997 Ford
9,463
  1998 Ford
9,314
  1999 Ford
11,342
  2000 Ford
13,938
  2001 Ford
10,958
  2002 Ford
11,826
  2003 Ford
8,766
  2004 Ford
8,783
  2005 Ford
11,236
  2006 Ford
8,028
  2007 Ford
6,485
  2008 Ford
6,969
  2009 Ford
3,888
  2010 Ford
10,177
  2011 Ford
10,377
  2012 Ford
9,477
  2013 Ford
9,772
  2014 Ford
4,663
  2015 Ford
2,602
  2016 Ford
2,076
  2017 Ford
760
  2018 Ford
70

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 23,321 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (21,821 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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