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2nd Generation Ford Tempo Problems

The Tempo's 2nd generation runs from 1989 to 1994. Its has amassed 26 complaints on CarComplaints.com and a 0.95 PainRank™ which can be compared against other generations.

Shopping for a Ford? This generation is generally a good bet.

What Breaks the Most in the 1989–1994 Tempo?

So what are most of the complaints about? Let's take a look at specific areas that have generated the most complaints. This should give you a good idea about general trouble-spots.

What About Specific Complaints?

Here are the 3 most common Tempo complaints submitted to CarComplaints.com over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Complaints For Each Model Year

Let's break down the number of complaints by model year. Sometimes that can help us spot a problem child within a generation. Clicking on the chart will bring you to that year's problem page on CarComplaints.com.

  • 1994

    3
  • 1993

    8
  • 1992

    6
  • 1991

    4
  • 1990

    1
  • 1989

    3