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
24,126
  Explorer
21,921
  Focus
19,067
  Escape
18,019
  Fusion
17,412
  Windstar
11,637
  Taurus
11,574
  Edge
9,494
  F-250
8,551
  Mustang
7,249
  Expedition
7,218
  Ranger
6,226
  F-350
5,649
  Freestyle
4,519
  Contour
3,079
  Fiesta
2,940
  Freestar
2,906
  Escort
2,098
  Crown Victoria
1,891
  Escape Hybrid
1,609
  Flex
1,283
  Five Hundred
1,271
  Fusion Hybrid
1,268
  Excursion
1,167
  E-350
931
  Explorer Sport
771
  Explorer Sport Trac
764
  F-450
697
  E-150
692
  F-550
690
  Thunderbird
613
  E-450
536
  Econoline
429
  C-max
269
  Transit Connect
254
  E-250
248
  Aerostar
187
  Aspire
127
  Bronco
101
  E-550
84
  F-650
83
  Focus Electric
53

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

Owners of Ford cars have reported a total of 199,703 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 8307.8. Cars from Ford's 2000 model year have the most problems reported (14,014 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Ford
133
  2018 Ford
902
  2017 Ford
2,389
  2016 Ford
3,656
  2015 Ford
4,335
  2014 Ford
7,256
  2013 Ford
13,513
  2012 Ford
11,725
  2011 Ford
11,951
  2010 Ford
11,737
  2009 Ford
4,576
  2008 Ford
7,923
  2007 Ford
7,027
  2006 Ford
8,391
  2005 Ford
11,641
  2004 Ford
9,016
  2003 Ford
8,942
  2002 Ford
11,935
  2001 Ford
11,067
  2000 Ford
14,014
  1999 Ford
11,375
  1998 Ford
9,340
  1997 Ford
9,466
  1996 Ford
7,078

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 25,574 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (25,031 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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