What's Wrong with the Ford Tempo?

Tempo owners have made 30 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (50%), followed by the fuel system (17%) and the cooling system (10%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Tempo.

Comparing Tempo Generations

Watch out for the 2nd generation's (1989–1994) 0.95 PainRank™, which is the worst of 2 generations. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
2nd Gen Tempo 1989–1994
26 0.95
1st Gen Tempo 1985–1986
2 0.28

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The Worst Tempo Years

This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the and 1985 (1).