Ford Common Issues
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The most common Ford problems

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Problems solved during Ford’s recalls do not usually determine the reliability of the vehicle itself. Even the common-recalled model can be a good choice, and vice versa.

It is good to be informed, however, what problems the manufacturer has recalled most often. At least to know whether the defect was corrected by the previous owner, when buying a second-hand car. You should check your vehicle VIN with your nearest Ford dealer using our special page.



The most common Ford´s problems by model

C-Max Ecosport Edge Explorer Fiesta Focus Galaxy GT Ka Kuga Mondeo Mustang Ranger S-Max Tourneo Transit


The most common Ford´s faults by keywords

Airbags

Ford-Ranger-2014-recall-airbag 2. 11. 2019

Ford Ranger (2014)

  2. 2. - 2. 9. 2014
The ammonium nitrate propellant used in the airbag inflator may experience a material alteration ove ...
     110
Ford-Everest-2014-recall-airbag 2. 11. 2019

Ford Everest (2014)

  2. 2. - 2. 9. 2014
The ammonium nitrate propellant used in the airbag inflator may experience a material alteration ove ...
     102
Ford-Ranger-2016-recall-airbag 11. 5. 2018

Ford Ranger (2016)

  7. 10. 2016 - 17. 11. 2016
The vehicles may have been fitted with a defective airbag initiator. This may prevent the side airba ...
     1,159
Ford-focus-2016-recall 5. 9. 2017

Ford Focus (2015 - 2016)

  18. 7. 2015 - 27. 12. 2016
The airbag inflator may be defective which may prevent the side airbag(s) and/or knee airbag deployi ...
     1,999
Ford-C-Max-2016-recall 5. 9. 2017

Ford C-Max (2015 - 2016)

  18. 7. 2015 - 27. 12. 2016
The airbag inflator may be defective which may prevent the side airbag(s) and/or knee airbag deployi ...
     1,402

End of Airbags Sumary

Brakes

Ford-Ranger-Raptor-2019-recall-brake-hoses 14. 12. 2019

Ford Ranger Raptor (2019)

  28. 1. 2019 - 3. 4. 2019
The brake hoses may get deformed and can come into contact with the rims. This can result in damage ...
     148
Ford-Ranger-2016-recall-front-brake-hose-rupture 22. 6. 2019

Ford Ranger (2016 - 2018)

  4. 6. 2016 - 28. 8. 2018
The flexible front brake hoses could be ruptured due to cyclic fatigue. As a result, the braking eff ...
     737
Ford-Focus-2018-recall-brake-pedal 26. 1. 2019

Ford Focus (2018)

  19. 10. 2018 - 8. 12. 2018
The brake pedal hinge bolt may not be adequate and may break. This might lead to reduced braking per ...
     1,746
Ford-Fiesta-2017-recall-brake-assist 23. 3. 2018

Ford Fiesta (2017)

  5. 12. 2017 - 20. 12. 2017
The brake booster may have a faulty diaphragm plate. This could lead to a loss of vacuum and result ...
     2,795
FORD-transit-custom-2013-recall 8. 3. 2013

Ford Transit Custom (2012 - 2013)

  8. 10. 2012 - 6. 2. 2013
The vehicles pose the risk of injuries because they have been fitted with a brake pedal pin retainin ...
     1,656

End of Brakes Sumary

Engine

Ford-Focus-2019-contacts-pdb 23. 1. 2020

Ford Focus (2019)

  14. 10. - 16. 11. 2019
The pins of the Power Distribution Box (PDB) might have been defectively manufactured and cause an i ...
     93
Ford-Focus-2019-recall-wiring-loom 21. 1. 2020

Ford Focus (2018 - 2019)

  21. 3. 2018 - 7. 5. 2019
The engine wiring loom may be damaged by a stud on the transmission housing. This could lead to redu ...
     108
Ford-Focus-2011-recall-clutch-plate 7. 12. 2019

Ford Focus (2012 - 2016)

  1. 8. 2012 - 30. 6. 2016
The clutch pressure plate may break while the vehicle is in motion. This may lead to a malfunction o ...
     278
Ford-Kuga-2009-recall-clutch-plate 7. 12. 2019

Ford Kuga (2013 - 2016)

  1. 8. 2013 - 30. 6. 2016
The clutch pressure plate may break while the vehicle is in motion. This may lead to a malfunction o ...
     180
Ford-C-MAX-2011-recall-clutch-plate 7. 12. 2019

Ford C-Max (2012 - 2016)

  1. 8. 2012 - 30. 6. 2016
The clutch pressure plate may break while the vehicle is in motion. This may lead to a malfunction o ...
     127

End of Engine Sumary

Gearbox

Ford-Focus-2011-recall-clutch-plate 7. 12. 2019

Ford Focus (2012 - 2016)

  1. 8. 2012 - 30. 6. 2016
The clutch pressure plate may break while the vehicle is in motion. This may lead to a malfunction o ...
     278
Ford-Kuga-2009-recall-clutch-plate 7. 12. 2019

Ford Kuga (2013 - 2016)

  1. 8. 2013 - 30. 6. 2016
The clutch pressure plate may break while the vehicle is in motion. This may lead to a malfunction o ...
     180
Ford-C-MAX-2011-recall-clutch-plate 7. 12. 2019

Ford C-Max (2012 - 2016)

  1. 8. 2012 - 30. 6. 2016
The clutch pressure plate may break while the vehicle is in motion. This may lead to a malfunction o ...
     127
Ford-Mondeo-2011-recall-clutch-plate 7. 12. 2019

Ford Mondeo (2013 - 2016)

  1. 8. 2013 - 30. 6. 2016
The clutch pressure plate may break while the vehicle is in motion. This may lead to a malfunction o ...
     120
Ford-Galaxy-2011-recall-clutch-plate 7. 12. 2019

Ford Galaxy (2009 - 2013)

  2009 - 2013
The clutch pressure plate may break while the vehicle is in motion. This may lead to a malfunction o ...
     76

End of Gearbox Sumary

Suspension

Ford-Explorer-2017-recall-rear-axle-tie-rods 2. 11. 2019

Ford Explorer (2010 - 2017)

  17. 5. 2010 - 25. 2. 2017
The rear axle tie rods are defective and may break. This may lead to loss of control over the vehicl ...
     190
Ford-Focus-2019-recall-suspension 12. 4. 2019

Ford Focus (2018)

  22. 9. 2018 - 10. 11. 2018
In the vehicles affected, the bolts fixing the front suspension to the vehicle may not have been tig ...
     3,182
Ford-EcoSport-2017-recall-lower-arm 6. 10. 2018

Ford EcoSport (2017)

  2. 5. 2017 - 10. 6. 2017
The lower control arm weld may not be correctly welded. As a consequence, the front wheel assembly m ...
     1,434
Ford-Ranger-2011-recall-drive-shaft 20. 4. 2018

Ford Ranger (2011)

  PY 2011
A clip fixing some cables could damage the drive shaft. The defect could lead to the vehicle having ...
     1,011
Ford-C-MAX-2016--recall 9. 2. 2018

Ford C-Max (2016)

  26. 9. 2016 - 10. 10. 2016
The alloy wheels may have a casting defect which could lead to a premature fatigue crack. This could ...
     1,204

End of Suspension Sumary

Steering

Ford-Fiesta-2019-steering-column-recall 21. 1. 2020

Ford Fiesta (2019)

  15. 5. - 17. 6. 2019
The steering column may rattle due to an incorrect tolerance. The Ford Fiesta models affected by thi ...
     52

End of Steering Sumary

Fuel Tank

Ford-Focus-cng-recall 23. 12. 2017

Ford Focus CNG (2003 - 2011)

  MY 2003 - 2011
Corrosion of the multi-valve for the natural gas system can occur. In the event of a fire, this coul ...
     1,452
ford-c-max-cng-recall 23. 12. 2017

Ford C-Max CNG (2003 - 2011)

  MY 2003 - 2011
Corrosion of the multi-valve for the natural gas system can occur. In the event of a fire, this coul ...
     1,520
ford-transit-connect-cng-recall 23. 12. 2017

Ford Transit CNG (2003 - 2011)

  MY 2003 - 2011
Corrosion of the multi-valve for the natural gas system can occur. In the event of a fire, this coul ...
     814

End of Fuel Tank Sumary

Bodywork

Ford-Focus-estate-2019-recall-rear-door-lock 6. 3. 2019

Ford Focus Estate (2018 - 2019)

  12. 3. 2018 - 21. 1. 2019
The rear door lock Bowden cable may be incorrectly fixed, resulting in damage to the cable. This may ...
     2,908
Ford-Mondeo-2017-recall-sun-roof 12. 10. 2018

Ford Mondeo (2017)

  22. 8. 2017 - 14. 12. 2017
The glass adhesive layer of the tilt/slide sun-roof could delaminate. As a result, the glass panel c ...
     999
ford-tourneo-connect-2013 12. 11. 2016

Ford Tourneo Connect (2013 - 2014)

  4. 10. 2013 - 14. 7. 2014
There is a possibility of poor adhesion between the panoramic roof glass panel and the vehicle body. ...
     1,480
ford-transit-connect-2013 12. 11. 2016

Ford Transit Connect (2013 - 2014)

  4. 10. 2013 - 14. 7. 2014
There is a possibility of poor adhesion between the panoramic roof glass panel and the vehicle body. ...
     1,225
22. 4. 2016

Ford Kuga (2008 - 2010)

  15. 1. 2008 - 31. 10. 2010
The heated washer jets may have jet heating elements which are not correctly sealed. There is a poss ...
     2,522

End of Bodywork Sumary

Electronic

Ford-F-150-2019-recall-battery-failure-fire 15. 2. 2020

Ford F-150 (2019)

  24. 6. 2019 - 1. 10. 2019
The attachment of the positive battery cable can be defective. This can result in failure of the veh ...
     43
Ford-Focus-2019-contacts-pdb 23. 1. 2020

Ford Focus (2019)

  14. 10. - 16. 11. 2019
The pins of the Power Distribution Box (PDB) might have been defectively manufactured and cause an i ...
     93
Ford-Focus-2019-recall-wiring-loom 21. 1. 2020

Ford Focus (2018 - 2019)

  21. 3. 2018 - 7. 5. 2019
The engine wiring loom may be damaged by a stud on the transmission housing. This could lead to redu ...
     108
Ford-Galaxy-recall-battery-monitoring-sensor-fail 18. 8. 2019

Ford Galaxy (2014 - 2019)

  13. 2. 2014 - 11. 2. 2019
Potential leakage of battery acid around the battery negative terminal could cause the battery monit ...
     579
Ford-s-max-recall-battery-monitoring-sensor-fail 18. 8. 2019

Ford S-Max (2014 - 2019)

  13. 2. 2014 - 11. 2. 2019
Potential leakage of battery acid around the battery negative terminal could cause the battery monit ...
     884

End of Electronic Sumary

Door Locks

Ford-Focus-2018-recall-child-lock 20. 10. 2018

Ford Focus (2018)

  16. 4. 2018 - 2. 8. 2018
The rear door latch has an incorrectly assembled spring that may cause the manual child lock to not ...
     1,139
ford-mustang-2015-recall 2. 2. 2018

Ford Mustang (2014 - 2015)

  11. 2. 2014 - 30. 4. 2015
The door locks on both side doors are defective. The doors may open while the car is in motion. Th ...
     757
22. 4. 2016

Ford Explorer (2011 - 2012)

  1. 2. 2011 - 30. 11. 2012
The interior door handles may crack, allowing the handle return spring to become unseated and not re ...
     805

End of Door Locks Sumary

Stabilization

End of Stabilization Sumary

Seat Belts

Ford-Fiesta-2019-seatbelts 23. 1. 2020

Ford Fiesta (2019)

  18. 9. - 25. 9. 2019
An insufficient torque might have been applied to the bolts of the rear seat latches and centre seat ...
     49
Ford-Focus-2019-recall-seatbelts 3. 11. 2019

Ford Focus (2019)

  7. 5. 2019 - 11. 6. 2019
The seatbelts may be defective. This may result in loss of their retaining function, increasing the ...
     269
Ford-C-MAX-2019-recall-setabelts 3. 11. 2019

Ford C-Max (2019)

  7. 5. 2019 - 11. 6. 2019
The seatbelts may be defective. This may result in loss of their retaining function, increasing the ...
     195
ford-transit-custom-2017-recall-driver-seat-belt 5. 3. 2019

Ford Transit Custom (2017)

  6. 2. 2017 - 29. 8. 2017
The shoulder height adjuster bolt on the driver side’s front seatbelt may be incorrectly torqu ...
     853
ford-transit-2018-recall-driver-seat-belt 5. 3. 2019

Ford Transit (2017)

  6. 2. 2017 - 29. 8. 2017
The shoulder height adjuster bolt on the driver side’s front seatbelt may be incorrectly torqu ...
     525

End of Seat Belts Sumary

Fuel

24. 6. 2016

Ford EcoSport (2013 - 2014)

  15. 4. 2013 - 25. 6. 2014
The fuel tubes do not meet the electrostatic discharge (ESD) ground path requirement and the fuel tu ...
     1,188
ford-ecosport-2014-recall 6. 3. 2015

Ford Ecosport (2013 - 2014)

  22. 2. 2013 – 22. 2. 2014
Vehicle fuel and fuel vapour lines do not have adequate corrosion-resistant, protective coating whic ...
     1,906
Ford-Ranger-Wildtrak-2015-recall 6. 3. 2015

Ford Ranger (2014 - 2015)

  24. 10. 2014 – 13. 1. 2015
The fuel injector may have a detached internal valve which would lead to failure and reduction in fu ...
     2,704
ford-transit-van-2015-recall 6. 3. 2015

Ford Transit (2014 - 2015)

  12. 9. 2014 – 26. 1. 2015
The fuel injector may have a detached internal valve which would lead to failure and reduction in fu ...
     1,452
Ford-S-Max-2013-recall 28. 9. 2013

Ford S-Max (2012 - 2013)

  12. 1. 2012 - 11. 2. 2013
The injector O-ring/s may have been damaged during assembly which could cause a fuel leak into the c ...
     1,124

End of Fuel Sumary

Seats

Ford-Fiesta-2019-seatbelts 23. 1. 2020

Ford Fiesta (2019)

  18. 9. - 25. 9. 2019
An insufficient torque might have been applied to the bolts of the rear seat latches and centre seat ...
     49
ford-ranger-2016-recall 11. 3. 2017

Ford Ranger (2013 - 2015)

  12. 3. 2013 – 10. 11. 2015
The rear folding seatback latch spring may break causing the latch mechanism to malfunction, potenti ...
     2,131

End of Seats Sumary

Headlamps

24. 6. 2016

Ford Edge (2015 - 2016)

  9. 12. 2015 - 10. 3. 2016
Vehicles fitted with Adaptive LED Headlamps could experience a condition where the loss of a control ...
     1,188
24. 6. 2016

Ford S-Max (2014 - 2016)

  6. 10. 2014 - 8. 2. 2016
Vehicles fitted with Adaptive LED Headlamps could experience a condition where the loss of a control ...
     2,298
24. 6. 2016

Ford Galaxy (2014 - 2016)

  6. 10. 2014 - 8. 2. 2016
Vehicles fitted with Adaptive LED Headlamps could experience a condition where the loss of a control ...
     2,461
24. 6. 2016

Ford Mondeo (2014 - 2015)

  3. 5. 2014 - 22. 12. 2015
Vehicles fitted with Adaptive LED Headlamps could experience a condition where the loss of a control ...
     1,604

End of Headlamps Sumary

Tyres

End of Tyres Sumary




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