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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 Explorer model cars than the Bronco Ii model.

Table 1. Compare Ford models

Ford Model Number of Problems
  Explorer
19,372
  F-150
19,336
  Focus
15,435
  Escape
14,278
  Windstar
11,422
  Fusion
11,237
  Taurus
10,998
  F-250
7,434
  Edge
6,902
  Expedition
6,804
  Mustang
5,918
  F-350
5,076
  Ranger
5,068
  Freestyle
4,382
  Contour
3,072
  Freestar
2,787
  Fiesta
2,274
  Escort
2,093
  Crown Victoria
1,801
  Escape Hybrid
1,350
  Five Hundred
1,218
  Excursion
1,136
  E-350
874
  Flex
848
  Explorer Sport
763
  Explorer Sport Trac
723
  F-450
666
  F-550
663
  Fusion Hybrid
660
  E-150
656
  Thunderbird
603
  E-450
499
  Econoline
424
  E-250
235
  Aerostar
187
  Transit Connect
166
  Aspire
127
  Bronco
100
  C-max
90
  E-550
84
  F-650
80
  LCF
54
  Mountaineer
41
  Stripped Chassis
17
  Windsor
17
  Tempo
10
  F-750
9
  Aeromax
5
  Ford Gt
3
  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 167,999 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 7291.4. Cars from Ford's 2000 model year have the most problems reported (13,903 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Ford
7,069
  1997 Ford
9,454
  1998 Ford
9,291
  1999 Ford
11,309
  2000 Ford
13,903
  2001 Ford
10,882
  2002 Ford
11,710
  2003 Ford
8,673
  2004 Ford
8,597
  2005 Ford
10,865
  2006 Ford
7,570
  2007 Ford
5,601
  2008 Ford
5,865
  2009 Ford
3,280
  2010 Ford
9,251
  2011 Ford
9,502
  2012 Ford
8,509
  2013 Ford
8,515
  2014 Ford
3,892
  2015 Ford
2,033
  2016 Ford
1,580
  2017 Ford
350
  2018 Ford
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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 22,495 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (21,012 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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