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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,500 miles

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2009 Ford Ranger engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 192009

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,001 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that the vehicle intermittently attempted to surge forward shortly after the vehicle was started. The contact stated that the vehicle operated as normal moments after being started until the clutch was engaged. When the clutch was engaged, the engine revved until the vehicle was shut off. The failure occurred on an intermittent basis. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership on numerous occasions where various components in the engine were replaced. However, the failure continued to occur. The failure mileage was 1,001. The current mileage was approximately 2,900. Updated 10/28/10. The consumer stated through arbitration, Ford purchased the vehicle back from the consumer and it was returned to the dealer. Updated 10/28/10

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 152010


  • 24,000 miles
Trouble was first noticed in late February, 2010, and the problem has progressively gotten worse. While driving, after gas pedal is released, truck does not start to slow down for up to a half mile while traversing a level surface, depending on speed. Truck will not slow or even maintain speed while on gentle downhill - the truck will increase in speed. When new, the truck would slow down on the fore-mentioned gentle down-hill slopes. With foot off gas pedal, the rpms will not drop like the rpms did when vehicle was new. While driving, I can push in clutch with my foot off the gas pedal and the rpms will do one of two different behaviors; the rpms will either remain at about the same rpms as the rpms were while driving for several second to over a minute after disengaging the clutch, or, the rpms will increase 500 to 1000 for several second to over a minute after disengaging the clutch before settling down to 750 rpms, which is the normal idle speed. A third behavior is developing. This additional behavior is: After the rpms have been elevated for several second, the rpms will begin to fluctuate between 1500 rpms and 3000 rpms and the rpms will continue to fluctuate for several more seconds to over a minute before settling down to 750 rpms. While at red lights with the vehicle out of gear, the rpms will remain elevated or fluctuate as descried during the entire light cycle. On March 25, 2010, I took the vehicle to the crossroads Ford dealer in cary, nc to have a mechanic inspect the truck. Mechanic stated that he did experience the problems with the rpms, however, everything was ¿inside specs¿ and that the vehicle was working as intended. Dealer's representative stated that they contacted Ford about problem; I have heard nothing from dealer. Mechanic inspected vehicle when vehicle had about 29,000 miles, trouble started when truck had about 24,000 miles.

- Garner, NC, USA

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