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hardy worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,500 miles

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1999 Ford Ranger fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1999 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 222013

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 126,000 miles

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

Rear of truck is rotting away to nothing. Had the rear of the frame plated a few years ago where the shackle brackets bolt on. Now I noticed one of the fuel tank straps hanging. The crossmember that holds it is rotted away to nothing. Took the truck to my mechanic. He called me after about an hour & told me the truck was junk. The whole frame & crossmembers from the cab back are rusted horribly. He told me not to even drive the truck because it wasn't safe.

- Lehighton, PA, USA

problem #5

Sep 182011

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 127,000 miles
1999 Ford Ranger with 130,000 miles. Leaf springs rusted out (both sides) and mounting brackets also rusted. Went to 3 autobody shops and nobody would touch it. Bumper just rusted out on both sides and spare tire well is completely rusted. Bumper and spare currently being held together with 2, 1900 lb chains. Ranger runs fine just body falling apart. Very concerned tire, bumper may become dislodged and cause further damage to myself or others. Gas tank also rusted but not leaking so far.

- Beverly, MA, USA

problem #4

Jul 062011

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 153,000 miles
First failure was where leaf springs attach to frame (rear shackles) failed due to rust and put hole in truck bed. Replaced parts. Second failure is when filling tank with fuel; gas has started to run out on the ground at the gas station. Just received filler neck today to replace current rusted one. While under vehicle noticed tank strap is hanging loose not attached due to connection point rusted off (similar failure to NHTSA recall campaign #11V385000 fuel tank strap failure). Also noticed severe rust like little or no rust inhibitor was applied to frame and components. Shield above muffler is almost non-existent, frame cross member is flaking away due to rust. I am not qualified to provide full details of problems or cause but rust is becoming a safety issue with this vehicle. Contacted Ford and they say vehicle is not part of recall.

- Disputanta, VA, USA

problem #3

Jul 142005

Ranger

  • miles

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

1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 fuel filler tube to the gas tank made of material that corrodes.

- Kingsland, GA, USA

problem #2

Jul 102008

Ranger

  • 71,000 miles
In July 2008 engine light came on with code PO442. Put new gas cap on and light was off until Sept 2008 when it came on again with the same code. I cleared the code and the light came on again Oct 2008 with code PO455. I crawled under the truck and discovered the (fuel filler) tube is rusted out. Fuel leaks on ground when filling tank and the automatic nozzle shuts off. I believe this is a safety hazard. John

- Bloomville, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 121999

Ranger

  • miles
Engine check light(PO455 code) came on 5 times since new, problem in fuel system and no vacumn being able to be detected by the onboard computer system in fuel system (leaking vapors?), problem not corrected to date, attempting to track down problem (fuel tank changed, canister purge valve changed, problem persists).

- Huntingdon, PA, USA

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