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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 the Bronco Ii model.

Table 1. Compare Ford models

Ford Model Number of Problems
  F-150
19,618
  Explorer
19,594
  Focus
15,619
  Escape
14,550
  Fusion
12,337
  Windstar
11,445
  Taurus
11,037
  F-250
7,465
  Edge
7,376
  Expedition
6,833
  Mustang
6,339
  Ranger
5,423
  F-350
5,091
  Freestyle
4,391
  Contour
3,072
  Freestar
2,799
  Fiesta
2,311
  Escort
2,093
  Crown Victoria
1,803
  Escape Hybrid
1,368
  Five Hundred
1,223
  Excursion
1,137
  Flex
889
  E-350
876
  Explorer Sport
764
  Fusion Hybrid
743
  Explorer Sport Trac
728
  F-450
666
  F-550
663
  E-150
659
  Thunderbird
603
  E-450
504
  Econoline
424
  E-250
236
  Aerostar
187
  Transit Connect
171
  Aspire
127
  Bronco
100
  C-max
96
  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 171,684 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 7451.6. Cars from Ford's 2000 model year have the most problems reported (13,906 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Ford
7,071
  1997 Ford
9,456
  1998 Ford
9,295
  1999 Ford
11,323
  2000 Ford
13,906
  2001 Ford
10,901
  2002 Ford
11,733
  2003 Ford
8,706
  2004 Ford
8,639
  2005 Ford
10,984
  2006 Ford
7,747
  2007 Ford
6,053
  2008 Ford
6,416
  2009 Ford
3,558
  2010 Ford
9,626
  2011 Ford
9,816
  2012 Ford
8,849
  2013 Ford
8,835
  2014 Ford
4,136
  2015 Ford
2,183
  2016 Ford
1,696
  2017 Ford
456
  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 22,704 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (21,204 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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