Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

7.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$0.00
Average Mileage:
98,250 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. lube switch in the door (1 reports)
  3. replace door switches according to ford (1 reports)
2000 Ford Ranger electrical problems

electrical problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2000 Ford Ranger:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2000 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 042011

Ranger XLT 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 166,000 miles

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

Found all I had to do is to lube the switch in the door with some WD-40 and it fixed the problem. Did not have to replace the switch as Ford suggested.

- , Fontana, CA, USA

problem #3

May 012008

Ranger

  • Manual transmission
  • 112,000 miles

This problem occurred while the truck was under warranty and was fixed only once by Ford. I bought this vehicle new and it was apparently a known Ford defect. When I hit road bumps, the door ajar light goes on, the buzzer goes off and the interior light goes on. This problem is really annoying while driving as it goes on and goes off constantly. I have to swerve the pickup to the right to turn off the interior light. Sometimes going on a right curve will also turn it off. Other times, if the the light is still on when I stop the truck and shut it off, slamming the door will also shut off the interior light. I have had this problem now on a daily basis for over a month and need to take it into Ford to fix. Obviously, they are going to make me pay for it even though this is a known truck defect. A local mechanic told me that this problem was a known truck problem in their profession.

- , Martinez, CA, USA

problem #2

May 012004

Ranger 4x4 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

bought 2 fords new a 2000 RANGER 4x4 INTE4RIOR LIGHT GOES ON AND OFF POWER LOCKS AND ONE WINDOW WONT WORK ALL THE TIME MIRRORS WONT GO IN ALL DIRECTIONS--------WINDSTAR 3 MOS AFTER WARRANTY WENT OUT6 HEADS LEAKED WATER 30.000 MILES CK ENGINE LIGHT STAYS ON 4 DEALERS AND NONE COULD FIX IT ----NO MORE FORDS FOR THIS FAMILY

- , Fivepoints, AL, USA

problem #1

Jul 122006

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

The pick-up is the 4-door type with no separation between the doors. It seems to be the driver's side front door that is causing the problem. It started out only occasionally and re closing the door would make it go away, But is getting more and more frequent. Now the interior lights come on occasionally also.

- , Erie, PA, USA

Not what you are looking for?