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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,441 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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2011 Ford Ranger drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2011 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 112014

Ranger

  • 77,322 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Traveling West on I-80 in Nebraska, saw in my side view mirror blue smoke coming from my vehicle. Drove approx. 4 miles to a safe place to pull over at a reduced speed. Found that the fill plug for the transfer case was missing. Prior to this incident, I had already drove approx. 670 miles from Oklahoma city Oklahoma, that day. Dealer says the transfer case is "burned up" and that the repairs are not covered under Ford's platinum warranty. Photos available upon request.

- Pine Bluffs, WY, USA

problem #2

Jan 032013

Ranger 4-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
When coming to a stop the vehicle surges forward and I have to stand on the brakes until the surging stops. This only happens about every 2 to 3 hundred stops. At first I thought it was driver error but after doing it several times I noticed that the rpms on the tach would stay at app. 2000 then it would drop down to 900 which is the normal range. I took it to a local dealer and complained and they said they could not duplicate the problem during a test drive. The problems continues and I am afraid one day it will cause an accident.

- Kenner, LA, USA

problem #1

Dec 012011

Ranger

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that when the temperature would drop, the transmission would not shift into second gear. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance, stating that the vehicle was operating as normal. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 3,000 and the current mileage was 5,828.

- Glenwood, IA, USA

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