Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,193 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Ford Ranger fuel system problems

fuel system problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2005 Ford Ranger:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2005 Ford Ranger Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #4

Jan 282006

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,700 miles


: the contact stated while driving on the highway at 60 mph the vehicle stalled. The vehicle coasted off the road and was towed to the dealer. The dealership replaced the fuel pump sensor.

- Bunnell, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 092005


  • miles
Repaired car in shop three times for a safety fuel switch which kept going off. Switch shut off on the freeway and crashed into the middle divider.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 262005

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Normal driving on rough pavement, also normal driving at highway speed. In both cases the fuel system shut-off switch (inertia switch) tripped shutting off the engine.

- Belmnont, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 102005

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,725 miles
2005 Ford Ranger edge supercab while driving on dirt road about 25 miles per hour, turning left onto my street the engine just shut off. A friend of mine that is a mechanic said that this was a problem with fuel inertia switch. The consumer knows that this problem has happened to at least 2 other people. The vehicle would not restart back. The vehicle was towed back to the consumer's house. We read the owners manual. The reset switch for the fuel inertia switch was pushed and then car started back up. The consumer drove the car for about a half hour and this problem did not occur again.

- Castaic, CA, USA

Not what you are looking for?