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7.9

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,198 miles

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2005 Ford Ranger accessories - interior problems

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2005 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

May 112008

Ranger

  • miles

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

I own a 2005 2 door Ford Ranger XLT. With approximately 29,000 total miles. It is supposed to be covered under the new car warranty until August 2008 or 30,000 total miles. Problem: The passenger side seat back occasionally sticks in the full upright or reclined position when the seat back release lever is pulled up, (activated). It takes up to several minutes of jiggling the back and release lever to get the back to swing forward. Also the release lever has been found to stick in a position that won't allow the back to move. Our grandsons have been riding in back at times, (until I realized the potential danger of not allowing them to exit in a hurry). I have taken the truck to the local dealer, (I will go there tomorrow for the forth time) to have the mechanism fixed or the seat replaced. The dealer states that they cannot fix the problem unless it occurs when they are working on the truck. The problem first appeared about a year ago, I believe. I have informed the dealer, verbally, of the potential danger, but they appear to be adverse to making a correction. I could find no recall notice or other information of similar problems with two older Ranger I owned in the past.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #1

Aug 282006

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 10,396 miles
: the contact stated while driving 2 mph in reverse, the vehicle nearly struck a pedestrian due to the seat backs of both the driver and passenger seats blocking out most of the visibility through the rear window. A service dealer was consulted, who instructed the contact to contact the manufacturer.

- Evansville, IN, USA

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