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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,470 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

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2005 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 202006

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,941 miles


: the contact stated while stopped at an intersection, the vehicle stalled and an odor of smoke was detected. The contact looked in the rear view mirror and noticed flames. A passerby extinguished the fire. The vehicle was towed to the dealership who determined the chemicals being hauled caused corrosion to the fuel tank, causing the fire. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop who determined the fire was a result of the design of the fuel tank.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #1

Sep 192006

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Stopped at a traffic signal when the engine shut off. Tried to restart engine when we smelled smoke and saw flames of fire behind us between the cab and bed of the truck. The gas tank caught on fire.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

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