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Looking to buy a used Ford Ranger? Here are some complaints / problems and recalls to be aware of.
Vibration - Reported in Rangers with 2.3 liter engines.
Engine light comes on and RPM's jump up.
Body / Paint:
Rear bumper rusted through.
Holes rusted through the bed body.
Front calipers sticking due to rust.
Front caliper sticking.
AC / Heater:
Air conditioning runs in all modes. Will not shut off.
Steering pump cracked.
Windows / Windshield:
Door windows shutter. There is a Ford Technical Service Bulletin telling the dealer how to fix this.
Seat Belts / Air Bags:
Passenger air bag did not deploy during front end collision.
Drivers airbag did not deploy during a fatal collision.
Air bag light comes on intermittently.
Gas tank was leaking from the top of the tank and the truck caught fire
Anti theft system engaged and the instrument panel went blank.
2008 Ford Ranger Exterior
Lighting: Tail Lights, Exterior Lighting: Brake Lights: NHTSA Campaign #11V352000
JULY 13, 2011 / Vehicles Affected: 26,715
Date Announced: JULY 13, 2011 / Vehicles Affected: 26,715
Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 2011
Ranger trucks built from January 25, 2011, through April 25, 2011 at
the Twin Cities assembly plant, and service parts distributed to
dealers for certain 2004 through 2011 model year Ranger trucks, 2002
through 2005 model year Excursion vehicles, and 2002 through 2007
model year F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks for failing to comply
with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no.
108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."
The multi-function switch was shipped with a subcomponent (slider)
that may experience deformation. A multi-function switch with a
deformed slider may malfunction causing the turn signal, tail lights,
hazard warning signal flashers and/or brake lights not to activate.
Consequence: Non-functioning lights could increase the risk of a
crash. Actions: Dealers will replace the switches free of charge. The
safety recall began on August 15, 2011. Owners may contact Ford Motor
Company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332. For detailed
information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA
Recall 11V352000 »
Consequence: Non-functioning lights could increase the risk of a crash.
Actions: Dealers will replace the switches free of charge. The safety recall began on August 15, 2011. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA Recall 11V352000 »
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