2nd Gen (1989 – 1994) Ford Tempo Problems

The 2nd generation of the Tempo has a cumulative PainRank™ of 0.95. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1989–1994 Tempo model years have sent in 26 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (50%) followed by the fuel system (15%) and the cooling system (11%).

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 1993 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
1994 3
0.81
1993 8
1.9
1992 6
1.06
1991 4
1.0
1990 1
0.15
1989 3
0.77

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