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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,054 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 102008


  • 48,109 miles


2005 Ford Ranger - leaking transmission fluid from lines rubbing on the truck frame. Start after 45K service at dealer. Replace front brake pads with machining light duty($468.43). Not under 10 year war. Parts and labor $350. For transmission lines replacement Oct. 29, 2008 Ford town albany shop.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #1

May 022007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I am the owner of a 2005 Ford Ranger there was a problem with the transmission. It was taken to the dealer after approximately 5 days we were able to pick the Ford up and the transmission was replaced. Shortly after this the vehicle started to shut down while driving for no apparent reason.during one of these times it shut down I was rear ended, it was taken back to the dealer was there for 3 days, and they said there was nothing wrong with the vehicle as they could not duplicate the problem the dealer informed me the vehicle had no problems, and was very safe to drive. Also, I contacted Ford, and was informed there have been no other complaints of the 2005 Ford Ranger just shutting down. This vehicle was far from safe not only for the driver and any passengers but also for other drivers on the road. As it just shut off when it wantedf.

- Norco, CA, USA

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