Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,870 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.

2010 Ford Ranger engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2010 Ford Ranger:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2010 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 242015


  • 66,609 miles


Accelerating up hill throttle locked into full open (full throttle) after reaching level grade. Brakes barely able to restrain truck. Got stopped and into neutral at side of road. Throttle stuck open at 3500 to 4000 RPM. Throttle cable able to be returned to idle manually from engine compartment. Able to repeat lock up by "goosing" accelerator (this after second occurrence). This is used commercial vehicle. There is no carpeting. No codes or other explanation recorded by vehicle computer. First occurrence, mechanic ascribed to loss of air intake due to mouse nest in airbox, with vehicle computer causing acceleration. Likely wrong, likely same as second occurrence. Second occurrence, mechanic ascribed to throttle body carbon deposits resulting in binding of the throttle linkage (no mouse nest present). Cleaned throttle body. Have about 20 miles on truck since cleaning. Assuming carbon build-up explanation proves correct, this is a serious condition to have happen due to normal wear at relatively low miles.

- Anamosa, IA, USA

problem #2

Jun 162010


  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Ranger. While the contact was driving approximately between 30-40 mph, the brakes were engaged with an unintended acceleration. There were several attempts before the vehicle came to a complete stop. The failure occurred sporadic. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 2,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Cross Lanes, WV, USA

problem #1

Nov 242009


  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Ranger. While driving in reverse at 2 mph, the contact stated that the accelerator pedal became stuck. In order to stop the acceleration, the contact had to apply pressure to the brakes. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the contact was informed that the failure could not be repaired.. the failure mileage was approximately 3,000. The current mileage was approximately 7,000.

- Winnetak, CA, USA

Not what you are looking for?