2012 Ford Explorer

Ford dominates Consumer Reports' list of most unreliable vehicles

Ford, along with its luxury brand Lincoln, made up 60 percent of Consumer Reports' list of the most unreliable cars on the market.

Although Ford Motor Company sells a lot of vehicles, they aren’t all that reliable according to Consumer Reports. The consumer watchdog site has just released its list of the 10 Least Reliable Cars and Ford dominates the list. In fact, the list features four Ford models, as well as another two from Ford’s luxury brand Lincoln. Not to mention, Consumer Reports ranked the automaker 27 out of 28 the 2012 Reliability Survey.

The least reliable vehicle on the list is the Ford Explorer (V6, 4WD), followed closely by the Ford Focus (hatchback). The other two Ford models to crack the top 10 are the Ford Explorer (V6, 2WD) and the Ford Flex EcoBoost. As if that isn't discouraging enough, the Lincoln MKX and Lincoln MKT also made the top 10.

Consumer Reports’ full list is as follows:

1. Ford Explorer (V6, 4WD)
2. Ford Focus (hatchback)
3. Jaguar XF
4. Mini Cooper Countryman
5. Ford Explorer (V6, 2WD)
6. Lincoln MKX
7. Ram 2500 (turbodiesel)
8. Jaguar XJ
9. Lincoln MKT
10. Ford Flex EcoBoost


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with the ford escape why is it unreliable. is it the gas pump. is it a part i can replace with a better one.