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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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1999 Ford Ranger electrical problems

electrical problem

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1999 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 302002

Ranger

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Smoke from the steering column with the left turn signal on. while driving on the freeway, I turned on the left turn signal to change lanes. Initially the turn signal worked normally. After changing lanes, a column of smoke began rising from the steering column. The turn signal light on the dash board had gone from blinking on and off to a steady dim green and the turn signal arm had not fully moved to the off position. I moved the turn signal arm to the off position and the turn signal light went out and the smoke stopped shortly after that. At a stop sign, the same situation occurred. I did not use turn signal for the remainder of the drive.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #7

May 102002

Ranger

  • miles
When turning on left turn signal smoke came from steering column. Sometimes light won't turn off. Consumer played twice with switch.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #6

Feb 082002

Ranger

  • miles
When turning on directional light, and at making a turn, windshield wipers will turn on by themselves. Consumer believed that it was electrical related.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #5

Nov 082001

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

High beam fog light wires are coming out and causing fog light to be inoperative. License plate socket bulb had turned copper wires black.

- Medville, PA, USA

problem #4

Oct 112001

Ranger

  • miles
Stopped at red light with left turn signal on. Turn signal indicator on dash went dim, but not out completely. A few seconds later smoke started coming out from the top of the steering column around the opening for the hazard light activation switch. Shut off the engine, pushed truck off to the side; waited about 15 minutes, started back up, no further indication of problem (however, did not use turn signals again for remainder of trip: ~5 miles).

- Carol Stream, IL, USA

problem #3

May 182000

(reported on)

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After parking in garage tail light short circuited, causing an electrical fire. Fire department put the fire out. The dealer has been contacted.

- Wisconson Rapids, WI, USA

problem #2

Oct 221999

(reported on)

Ranger 4WD

  • miles
The brakes making lots of noise/the trany leakes fluid/ and ( the turn lights come on when they want to.)

- Richmond, IN, USA

problem #1

Mar 121999

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles
The circuit breaker that controls the air flow into the engine has a malfunction which causes the engine to run prime, dumping gas onto the catalaytic converter. This is causing overheating of the converter, and could also lead to an fire. The dealer has been contacted.

- Endicott, NY, USA

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