1st Gen (1989 – 1992) Ford Probe Problems

The 1st generation of the Probe has a cumulative PainRank™ of 1.22. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1989–1992 Probe model years have sent in 29 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (31%) followed by the transmission (13%) and the cooling system (10%).

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 1989 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
1992 8
0.84
1991 7
1.37
1990 5
0.44
1989 9
2.25

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