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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 Ford Gt.

Table 1. Compare Ford models

Ford Model Number of Problems
  F-150
18,598
  Explorer
18,282
  Focus
14,798
  Escape
13,519
  Windstar
11,333
  Taurus
10,834
  Fusion
10,087
  F-250
7,310
  Expedition
6,682
  Edge
6,155
  Mustang
5,563
  F-350
4,991
  Ranger
4,888
  Freestyle
4,346
  Contour
3,071
  Freestar
2,733
  Fiesta
2,102
  Escort
2,091
  Crown Victoria
1,773
  Escape Hybrid
1,288
  Five Hundred
1,207
  Excursion
1,125
  E-350
855
  Explorer Sport
761
  Flex
756
  Explorer Sport Trac
711
  F-550
662
  F-450
661
  E-150
643
  Thunderbird
598
  Fusion Hybrid
565
  E-450
494
  Econoline
423
  E-250
231
  Aerostar
186
  Transit Connect
146
  Aspire
127
  Bronco
100
  E-550
84
  F-650
80
  C-max
73
  LCF
54
  Mountaineer
41
  Stripped Chassis
17
  Windsor
17
  Tempo
10
  F-750
9
  Aeromax
5
  Bronco Ii
2
  Ford Gt
2

Number of problems reported for all models of Ford built from year 1996 to 2018.

Owners of Ford cars have reported a total of 161,089 problems for all Ford models built from year 1996 to 2018. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Ford models is 6991.2. Ford's 2000 model year cars have the most problems reported (13,858 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Ford
7,059
  1997 Ford
9,440
  1998 Ford
9,268
  1999 Ford
11,287
  2000 Ford
13,858
  2001 Ford
10,806
  2002 Ford
11,615
  2003 Ford
8,553
  2004 Ford
8,442
  2005 Ford
10,634
  2006 Ford
7,348
  2007 Ford
5,301
  2008 Ford
5,445
  2009 Ford
3,038
  2010 Ford
8,694
  2011 Ford
8,858
  2012 Ford
7,827
  2013 Ford
7,390
  2014 Ford
3,189
  2015 Ford
1,542
  2016 Ford
1,106
  2017 Ford
96
  2018 Ford
1

Common problems of Ford Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported for all models of Ford cars. The number one most common problem of Ford is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling, with 21,663 problems reported. The second most common Ford car problem is related to the vehicle's power train (20,387 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Ford vehicles



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