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7.2

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,694 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Ford Ranger fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 022003

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,163 miles

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

Fuel leak from top of fuel tank. (high pressure fuel outlet nipple leaking on fuel tank module).

- Tonopah, NV, USA

problem #5

Aug 062001

(reported on)

Ranger 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine check light illuminated indicating a malfunction with the high pressure fuel system. After inspection it has been determined fuel was leaking from the top of fuel tank. Dealer replaced fuel tank seal. Leaking was approx 1 ft from catalic converter.

- Monster, IN, USA

problem #4

Dec 012000

Ranger

  • miles
Fuel guage not reading properly, reading empty, it take 12 gals. To fill the 19.5 gal tank, also moving off full after 20 - 30 miles after fill up, dealer says this is normal, please advise.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #3

May 042001

Ranger

  • miles

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

Fuel gauge is very innacurate, poor mileage so far (600mi.) engine suddenly shut off while the vehicle was in motion (thank goodness I was coming to a stop at the time) brake line covering is being abraded by contact with the leaf springs (lr).

- Hermosa Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 202000

Ranger

  • miles
Fuel tank over flows when filled, causing gas to run onto the ground. This. In turn, creates a serious fire hazard.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #1

Nov 112000

Ranger

  • miles
Fuel tank level sensor does not accurately indicate level. Ford claims they know about this problem but cannot tell me when they will provide a replacement part and fix the vehicle.

- Dover, NJ, USA

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