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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Ford Ranger fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 092006

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65 miles


2005 Ford Ranger pick up. Dies without any notice and at any speed or just at a stop sign. Has been to the shop and had fuel pump, vent tube, inertia switch and a circut replaced. Still once in a while (not weekly or daily) it will still fail. Service department even said they were only guessing when it went in for repairs as it was showing a computer sign (sometimes) of a secondary fuel failure. This is a very unsafe truck and should be taken back as a lemon! dealer even stated that Ford does not even know the cause. My family members will not even drive this truck in fear of getting in a wreck or stranded. Should be returned and crushed before someone gets killed in it. Does no good to continue to take it to the dealership or call Ford as they don't know how to fix it!

- Albany, OR, USA

problem #1

Dec 242005

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40 miles
The emergency fuel cut-off switch on our new 2005 Ford Ranger is easily broken by a 6 foot tall person sitting in the passenger seat. We have already broken the switch just by having my 6' 3" son sitting in the passenger seat. It is right where the feet of a tall person would naturally go. This could be a serious safety issue if it was broken on a crowded freeway.

- Brea, CA, USA

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