The Least Reliable Ford Models
Some models just can't seem to get out of their own way. We've created a list of the least reliable Ford models using data such as complaint volume, average cost of repairs, age of the car when it breaks down, and recall frequency. Here's the worst of the bunch.
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sometimes it's easiest to just tally up all the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are.
- 2004 Explorer cracked panel below the rear window 769 (100%)
- 2002 Explorer cracked panel below the rear window 622 (81%)
- 2004 F-150 window does not roll up 614 (80%)
- 2003 Explorer cracked panel below the rear window 549 (71%)
- 2002 Explorer transmission failure 441 (57%)
- 2004 Explorer transmission slipping, shifts hard 392 (51%)
- 2002 Explorer o/d light is blinking 386 (50%)
Recent Ford News
Ford is recalling a driveshaft problem that can cause a sudden loss of power while driving or unexpected rollaways while parking. Neither of these things are ideal. … continue reading
Ford needs to repair 18 driveshafts that they believe have fractured weld seams. Only trouble is they'll have to recall a heck of a lot of vehicles to find them. The affected vehicles are all 2020 Ford Explorers or Lincoln Aviators built in … continue reading
Ford is recalling over 2,100 Fusion Energi sedans to prevent accidental electrocutions. There are small gaps behind an access panel that allow for physical contact with an uncovered, high-voltage fuse. Engineers made the shocking discovery … continue reading
A jury has blamed Ford for concealing dangers that could have prevented a 1998 Explorer rollover crash. According to the lawsuit, concerned Ford engineers wanted to change the design of the 1998 Explorer to stop rollovers. Ford refused and … continue reading
Technical problems in over 4,300 Ford and Lincoln vehicles mean the panel cluster might be blank when the vehicle starts up. The affected models are all from the 2019 model year and include the Ford Mustang, Lincoln Navigator, and Lincoln N … continue reading
By the Numbers
Have a complaint about your vehicle?
The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.