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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,000 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.

2006 Ford Ranger engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012010


  • 34,000 miles


2006 Ford Ranger 3.0L-2V vulcan engine. Mil on various misfire related dtc's P0300 - PO306 and P0316 Ford technical service bulletin reference number: 05-26-3 date of issue 12/31/05 my 2006 Ranger with 35,000 mi displays all for the issues indicated on this tsb. This malfunction causes the mil lamp to continually display trouble codes P0302 and P0316. Because of this, my vehicle will not pass the NY state emissions inspection. The tsb states that if diagnostic tests indicate an engine exhaust valve seat recession, the cylinder heads will need to be replaced. I brought the vehicle to a Ford dealership. They did the diagnosis and stated that the issue seemed to be the one outlined in the tsb. They also stated that the parts were not covered by either the new vehicle or emissions warranty coverage. I called the Ford consumer hotline & received the same information.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 062008


  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that the engine stalled intermittently and the check engine light continuously illuminates on the instrument panel. The failures were caused by the head in the engine. The dealer is aware of the failure, but will not assist. The failure mileage was 88,000.

- Nipomo, CA, USA

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