2nd Generation (1993—1997) Probe Problems

This generations ranks 34th out of 102 Ford generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (44%), electrical (15%), and the fuel system (7%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Stalls at Idle 4 complaints at an average of 116,500 miles in the 1994 Ford Probe.
  2. Paint Flakes Off 1 complaints at an average of 89,000 miles in the 1993 Ford Probe.
  3. Brakes Fade After Several Hard Stops 1 complaints at an average of 89,000 miles in the 1993 Ford Probe.

What Probe Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 1994 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1997 1 4 84 0.12
1996 5 4 83 1.02
1995 8 4 85 1.78
1994 18 4 89 3.21
1993 6 4 72 2.07

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