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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,000 miles

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2005 Ford Ranger electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 212009

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Ranger. The contact smelled plastic burning in the engine. He took the vehicle to the dealer who advised him that he needed to replace the alternator at his expense. The manufacturer stated that they were unable to offer him any assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current mileage was approximately 50,000. The failure mileage was approximately 38,000. Updated 02/26/10 updated 06/14/10.

- Racine, WI, USA

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