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9.3

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$0.00
Average Mileage:
107,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. buy a new truck (1 reports)
2001 Ford Ranger body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

May 112015

Ranger 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles

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

TOOK TRUCK TO BE INSPECTED FRAME CRACKED, REAR CAB MOUNTS ON INNER SIDE ROTTED, OUT FRONT OF BED ROTTED OUT. I BOUGHT IT NEW IN 2001 PAID $23,000. FORD NEEDS TO REPLACE IT FOR THE SAME PRICE I PAID. NEW CAR OR TRUCK OR I GUESS AFTER BEING BROUGHT UP ON FORD I'LL GO TO CHEVROLET.

- , Lecontesmills, USA

problem #2

Oct 092013

Ranger XLT 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

Frame is rusted and there cracks in the frame in front of the forward spring shackles on both sides. And the fuel tank straps are rusted away.

- , Gloucester, MA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012008

Ranger XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,000 miles

I purchased a 2001 Ford Ranger XLT two years ago and when I went to get a sticker on it last year I had to put a lot of money into having part of the frame replaced due to rot. This year I took it to Quirk Ford in Augusta to see what it would need before my sticker and was told that even if I get the basic regular maintenance done to get a sticker ($3k) it would NEVER get a sticker again due to the rot in the rocker panels and the frame. I've contacted Ford as it is only 8 years old and shouldn't be in that condition. They will do nothing about it. I am stuck with paying the remainder $5800 I owe on the vehicle and I can't get out of it due to the negative equity because of the condition the vehicle is in. I am the only source of income for our family of 3 right now and I can't afford to make two vehicle payments. I live too far from work to walk. It really upsets me that I'm stuck with no options for an issue that shouldn't even be.

- , Gardiner, ME, USA

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