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 Focus Electric model.

Table 1. Compare Ford models

Ford Model Number of Problems
  F-150
23,888
  Explorer
21,708
  Focus
18,283
  Escape
17,826
  Fusion
17,143
  Windstar
11,623
  Taurus
11,544
  Edge
9,376
  F-250
8,464
  Mustang
7,216
  Expedition
7,205
  Ranger
6,205
  F-350
5,610
  Freestyle
4,506
  Contour
3,079
  Freestar
2,901
  Fiesta
2,745
  Escort
2,098
  Crown Victoria
1,882
  Escape Hybrid
1,605
  Flex
1,266
  Five Hundred
1,265
  Fusion Hybrid
1,255
  Excursion
1,167
  E-350
930
  Explorer Sport
771
  Explorer Sport Trac
760
  F-450
696
  E-150
691
  F-550
689
  Thunderbird
613
  E-450
533
  Econoline
429
  C-max
261
  Transit Connect
253
  E-250
248
  Aerostar
187
  Aspire
127
  Bronco
101
  E-550
84
  F-650
82
  Focus Electric
52

Number of problems reported for all models of Ford built from year 2019 to 1996.

Owners of Ford cars have reported a total of 197,367 problems across all Ford models built from year 2019 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Ford models, is 8210.6. Cars from Ford's 2000 model year have the most problems reported (14,007 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Ford
104
  2018 Ford
847
  2017 Ford
2,242
  2016 Ford
3,435
  2015 Ford
4,099
  2014 Ford
6,809
  2013 Ford
13,085
  2012 Ford
11,415
  2011 Ford
11,804
  2010 Ford
11,649
  2009 Ford
4,536
  2008 Ford
7,887
  2007 Ford
7,004
  2006 Ford
8,366
  2005 Ford
11,613
  2004 Ford
8,997
  2003 Ford
8,925
  2002 Ford
11,923
  2001 Ford
11,058
  2000 Ford
14,007
  1999 Ford
11,372
  1998 Ford
9,337
  1997 Ford
9,465
  1996 Ford
7,076

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 25,303 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (24,379 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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