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Every Ford vehicle has problems, some just have more than others.

PainRank combines owner data, recall frequency, vehicle age, and other factors to give you a guide about which vehicles are a pain-in-the-butt to own. We’ve also ranked Ford generations, so you can get a better sense of which vehicles and model years you should avoid like the plague.

Aerostar

Score 0.72

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 68
  • Investigations 95
  • TSBs 718

Bronco

Score 1.09

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 41
  • Investigations 90
  • TSBs 640

Bronco II

Score 0.59

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 3
  • Investigations 10
  • TSBs 37

C-Max

Score 0.94

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 2
  • Investigations 6
  • TSBs 59

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 4
  • Investigations 4
  • TSBs 62

Contour

Score 9.59

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 56
  • Investigations 33
  • TSBs 1180

NHTSA Data

Econoline

Score 1.86

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 34
  • Investigations 37
  • TSBs 726

EcoSport

Score 2.64

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Edge

Score 35.44

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 24
  • Investigations 14
  • TSBs 294

Escape

Score 62.73

NHTSA Data

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 12
  • TSBs 70

Escort

Score 6.8

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 38
  • Investigations 37
  • TSBs 1062

Everest

Score 3.59

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Excursion

Score 4.88

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 31
  • Investigations 114
  • TSBs 938

NHTSA Data

NHTSA Data

F-150

Score 51.21

NHTSA Data

F-250

Score 13.62

NHTSA Data

F-350

Score 11.73

NHTSA Data

Fiesta

Score 32.46

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 10
  • Investigations 15
  • TSBs 243

Flex

Score 13.9

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 18
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 174

Focus

Score 52.11

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 92
  • Investigations 55
  • TSBs 1253

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 9
  • Investigations 11
  • TSBs 37

Freestar

Score 27.88

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 16
  • Investigations 44
  • TSBs 132

Freestyle

Score 38.9

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 3
  • Investigations 5
  • TSBs 71

Fusion

Score 43.34

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 47
  • Investigations 44
  • TSBs 443

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 1
  • Investigations 3
  • TSBs 49

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 1
  • Investigations 12
  • TSBs 80

GT

Score 0.54

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 5
  • Investigations 452
  • TSBs 20

Mustang

Score 23.48

NHTSA Data

Mystique

Score 0.24

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Probe

Score 1.92

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 32
  • Investigations 24
  • TSBs 549

Ranger

Score 12.2

NHTSA Data

Taurus

Score 38.69

NHTSA Data

Taurus X

Score 5.86

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 2
  • Investigations 1
  • TSBs 18

Tempo

Score 1.18

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 14
  • Investigations 34
  • TSBs 352

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 29
  • Investigations 19
  • TSBs 787

Transit

Score 6.64

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 16
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 51

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 19
  • Investigations 6
  • TSBs 108

Windstar

Score 48.7

NHTSA Data

Answers to the most frequently asked questions

What is PainRank™? Where Does it Come From?

PainRank™ is a CarComplaints.com algorithm that uses complaint data from owners (the average mileage of failures, the cost to make repairs, etc), relative complaints analysis, sales numbers, NHTSA data, & owners’ own vehicle rankings to come up with a number representing how much pain a car inflicts on its owners. The higher the PainRank™ score, the more painful a car is to own (typically).

What Are Vehicle Generations?

Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, use similar engineering, and share features. Generational data is not always cut-and-dry – manufacturers might not always release generation information, some generations might last longer in different countries, and various trim levels and model variants can make the whole thing confusing. We do our best but make no guarantees about our generation data. When in doubt, we stick with data about US models.

What is NHTSA Data?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a government agency dedicated to keeping the roads safer by conducting investigations into potential problems, recalling safety issues, and tracking technical service bulletins issued by automakers.