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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,048 miles

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2002 Ford Ranger fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 132013


  • miles


On 8/13/2013 the original fuel pump in my 2002 Ford Ranger was replaced with an Airtex brand fuel pump.on 3/17/2015 I had to replace the fuel pump after it failed, only 18 months and 5000 miles later.during the period of 6/10/2013 and 8/16/2013 Airtex had a fuel pump recall on three different vehicle models, as well as having recalled defective fuel pumps since.also in 12/2013 Airtex began offering a lifetime warranty as opposed to their previous one year warranty.I have owned 6 cars and this is the only time I've had to replace a fuel pump.I believe my low mileage managed to prolong the life of the defective fuel pump, and therefore neither me or my repair shop should be liable.I also believe the history of failure with Airtex pumps should make them liable for my repair, despite any outdated warranty.I believe their constant recalls and opting to provide a longer warranty suggests they don't have the faith in their product they expect me to. I feel Airtex customer support failed to address my issue or provide any means for resolution.this is a defective pump, no question about it.I still have all repair receipts and the defective fuel pump and filter that were removed from my truck.there is zero chance how I drive, park or anything I have done had anything to do with this fuel pump failure, I do not want to be punished because I preserved their defect beyond the warranty period, which Airtex themselves deemed to be insufficient, otherwise why would they change it to a lifetime warranty?

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 182014

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 190,000 miles
I was coming home from work and I went to park my truck in the front yard. When the truck was about to stop the engine roared, as if I really hit the gas pedal and I had to jam the car in park to get it to stop. Today, as I was coming home from work, I was coming to a four way stop in a school zone. When I was almost stopped the truck engine accelerated and I had to put the truck in park to get it to stop. I need to know is there a recall from Ford for this. I cannot let anyone else drive my truck for fear it will happen to them and they will not know what to do.

- Republic, MO, USA

problem #3

Aug 182014

Ranger 4-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
While looking under my truck I noticed that the gas tank was hanging down on one end (rear) almost the ground, upon further inspection I found that one of the two straps that hold the tank up to the underside of the truck had broken loose, the part that attaches the strap to the truck frame had rusted away, I feel this is a very dangerous condition and could have been catastrophic.

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 122011


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Ranger. The contact stated the fuel lines on the vehicle were dry rotten and broke. The contact smelled gasoline and took the vehicle to the dealer to have all of the fuel lines replaced. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage and current mileages were 100,000.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #1

Mar 122011

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 85,238 miles
2002 Ford Ranger XLT, 4.0L, difficult fueling truck, gasoline just spurts back out of the refueling nozzle even on the slowest gas pump setting, reading several other complaints of the same problem, this is also an environmental issue due to all the excess gasoline running out of the nozzle. The venting system is defective.

- Mckees Rocks, PA, USA

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