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
20,983
  Explorer
20,314
  Focus
16,283
  Escape
15,701
  Fusion
13,967
  Windstar
11,527
  Taurus
11,241
  Edge
8,139
  F-250
7,637
  Expedition
6,945
  Mustang
6,824
  Ranger
5,996
  F-350
5,202
  Freestyle
4,434
  Contour
3,072
  Freestar
2,850
  Fiesta
2,421
  Escort
2,094
  Crown Victoria
1,835
  Escape Hybrid
1,455
  Five Hundred
1,237
  Excursion
1,150
  Flex
1,016
  E-350
899
  Fusion Hybrid
880
  Explorer Sport
766
  Explorer Sport Trac
736
  F-450
680
  F-550
675
  E-150
666
  Thunderbird
608
  E-450
520
  Econoline
424
  E-250
239
  Transit Connect
193
  Aerostar
187
  Aspire
127
  C-max
112
  Bronco
101
  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 180,460 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 7832.8. Cars from Ford's 2000 model year have the most problems reported (13,951 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Ford
7,076
  1997 Ford
9,467
  1998 Ford
9,318
  1999 Ford
11,357
  2000 Ford
13,951
  2001 Ford
10,970
  2002 Ford
11,848
  2003 Ford
8,784
  2004 Ford
8,817
  2005 Ford
11,282
  2006 Ford
8,109
  2007 Ford
6,573
  2008 Ford
7,117
  2009 Ford
3,959
  2010 Ford
10,380
  2011 Ford
10,554
  2012 Ford
9,687
  2013 Ford
10,101
  2014 Ford
4,857
  2015 Ford
2,760
  2016 Ford
2,192
  2017 Ford
871
  2018 Ford
124

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 23,512 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (22,056 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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