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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,574 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.

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2008 Ford Ranger fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 082008


  • 749 miles


2008 Ford Ranger. Has been in the shop now (6) time for the same problem. The engine light comes on. When this happens, the RPM's go up, the truck has no power, and stalls. Some times when the engine light comes on. I'm in stop and go traffic. The RPM's go up so high, that I have to put both feet on the brake, to avoid hitting the car in front of me. I have spent so much time, trying to get the this problem taken care of. The truck only has 5949 miles on it. This time it was in the shop for (8) days. Ford called, and said the tuck was ready/ repaired. Drove the truck 83 miles. Same problem. Now it sits at the dealership. I'm wondering what's going to happen, next? this all started at 749 miles. Ford even sent there engineers out to replace the dash cluster harness. Didn't work. Ford engineers came back out, and changed the fuel sensor. That didn't work. Ford engineers changed the 4022 and the 2022 pins. Still didn't work. They have retested the system. Same problem time after time. They now refuse to lemon law the truck. How much more of this, should I have to take, before someone gets hurt. This is a safety problem. I have contacted the Ford Motor Company customer relations. Talked with everyone, you could possible think of. But it never gets repaired right.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 152008


  • 8,400 miles
Purchased 2008 Ford Ranger--had truck about 4 mos.- truck caught on fire-truck was drove when parked my husband smelled gas-looked under truck saw gas leaking above gas tank area-went into house-children went outside to play-yelled a said truck was on fire-husband used garden hose to put out fire-I called 911 fire truck were dispatched they continued to spray water to ensure fire was out-hauled to dealer lot on 6/16/08 truck still there-requested a buy back from Ford-since they have made 2 goodwill offers neither of which were acceptable.

- Verona, KY, USA

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