2nd Gen (1991 – 1996) Ford Escort Problems

The 2nd generation of the Escort has a cumulative PainRank™ of 2.14. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1991–1996 Escort model years have sent in 65 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (43%) followed by the electrical (20%) and the transmission (9%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
1996 4
0.74
1995 19
3.43
1994 16
3.46
1993 18
3.08
1992 1
0.27
1991 7
1.88

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