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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,751 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Ford Ranger engine problems

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #5

Oct 232001

Ranger

  • miles

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

Vehicle would gradully accelerate up to 30-35 mph without foot touching the accelerator pedal. Dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Marquand, MO, USA

problem #4

Jun 152001

Ranger

  • miles
Driving on an incline of about 30 degrees and stopping on the incline applyi the foot brakes, after releasing the foot brakes the car would roll backwards. While coming down on the same incline and stopping on the incline with the foot bakes and selecting rev and releasing the foot barkes the car would roll down the incline. Took the car to the dealer for a check of the problem. They ran some test and said that this was normal. I disagreed, the truck is still doing the same thing.

- Waianae, HI, USA

problem #3

Jun 012001

Ranger

  • miles
When using speed control speed will reach about 50 mph, and vehcle will automatically shut off. Consumer has contacted dealer, and dealer cannot find cause.

- Portcharlette, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 012001

Ranger

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experiencing loss of power whenever air conditioner is being used. Vehicle been in dealer shop on three occasions, and problem still reoccurring. Also throttle positioning sensor was replaced, also tachometer is acting erractically transmission not shifting properly. Vehicle lost power while coming to a complete stop for a traffic light, consumer hit the vehicle in front of him due to brakes also failing, there was no damage to either vehicle, clutch pedal goes soft, consumer has had to pull pedal up at times, dealer can not find any problems.

- Elma, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 022001

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was driving at approximately 65 mph when rpms jumped from 2800 to 5000 for about 3 seconds, it occurred 3 times in 30 minutes. Has happened several times, and was not limited to any given speed. Dealership has looked at vehicle, and processer (D99) has failed. Dealer informed comsumer that this part was no longer being made, and newer part was not available yet.

- Norton, MA, USA

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