FCA doesn't make any good vehicles.
That is harsh, but unfortunately there is more than a grain of truth in it. Some exceptions aside, FCA vehicles do appear to be statistically unreliable - not only do owners complain about them (as they do with all marques to some extent - fish around the Internet for long enough and you'll start wondering how on earth anyone ever manages to drive anywhere without a breakdown), they fail MOT's pretty often as well. Some MOT officials may be biased against FCA vehicles, of course, but the numbers are way too high for that to be the only explanation.
I used to have a then-nine-year-old Fiat Grande Punto with low mileage for its age, and it gave me nothing but trouble since day three (oh hey, someone on the Internet complaining about a car being unreliable!). I sank a vast proportion of my tiny income trying to get it fixed, failed, and eventually traded it in for a less old but really high-mileage ex-fleet Fiesta that cost plenty more to buy but has only needed a new battery over two and a half year and some 40,000 kilometres on top of what it had already accumulated.
I wouldn't want to part with it, but it's time for the Ford to go soon. While the next owner doesn't know it yet, they should be well pleased with their purchase. I need something more spacious now and will be picking up a second-hand Mazda 6 on Monday, so fingers crossed that it will serve as well.