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 ModelNumber of Problems
  F-150
25,208
  Explorer
22,691
  Focus
20,278
  Escape
19,126
  Fusion
18,621
  Taurus
11,770
  Windstar
11,691
  F-250
10,021
  Edge
9,996
  Mustang
7,401
  Expedition
7,343
  Ranger
6,303
  F-350
6,209
  Freestyle
4,544
  Fiesta
3,195
  Contour
3,079
  Freestar
2,923
  Escort
2,099
  Crown Victoria
1,913
  Escape Hybrid
1,613
  Flex
1,379
  Five Hundred
1,295
  Fusion Hybrid
1,280
  Excursion
1,171
  E-350
941
  Explorer Sport Trac
777
  Explorer Sport
772
  F-450
710
  F-550
700
  E-150
694
  Thunderbird
617
  E-450
543
  Econoline
429
  C-max
303
  Transit Connect
289
  E-250
248
  Aerostar
187
  Aspire
127
  Bronco
101
  F-650
91
  E-550
84
  Focus Electric
53

📊 Number of problems reported for all models of Ford built between 2020 and 1996

Owners of Ford cars have reported a total of 208,815 problems across all Ford models built from 2020 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Ford models, is 8340.0. Cars from Ford's 2013 model year have the most problems reported (14,814 problems).

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

Model YearNumber of Problems
  2020 Ford
48
  2019 Ford
865
  2018 Ford
1,513
  2017 Ford
3,646
  2016 Ford
4,400
  2015 Ford
5,010
  2014 Ford
8,161
  2013 Ford
14,814
  2012 Ford
12,548
  2011 Ford
12,498
  2010 Ford
12,176
  2009 Ford
4,747
  2008 Ford
8,143
  2007 Ford
7,140
  2006 Ford
8,476
  2005 Ford
11,740
  2004 Ford
9,075
  2003 Ford
9,011
  2002 Ford
11,999
  2001 Ford
11,110
  2000 Ford
14,059
  1999 Ford
11,399
  1998 Ford
9,361
  1997 Ford
9,475
  1996 Ford
7,086

🔎 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 26,558 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (26,221 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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