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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,341 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.

2011 Ford Ranger lights problems

lights problem

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2011 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 152015

Ranger

  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but the brake lights failed to illuminate. As a result, another vehicle crashed into the rear of the vehicle behind the contact, causing that vehicle to crash into the rear of the contact's vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact did not sustain any injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that a switch on the brake pedal needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred immediately after the vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer but the contact was not provided with information on what part was replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 132016

Ranger

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Ranger. When the vehicle was taken to be inspected, the inspector observed that the brake lamps failed to illuminate. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the multifunction switch failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: (exterior lighting). The failure mileage was approximately 29,000. Updated 04/06/16

- Lynchburg, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 252015

Ranger

  • 24 miles
We have had a problem with our 2011 Ford Ranger since buying it on 10-24-15. Notice it after one day and took it back to dealership. They said it was fine and we went back another time to complain and they didn't care. The high beam headlights only works intermittently. My husband goes to work in the dark and we live in a rural area. This also affect us using truck at night. The truck was in motion.

- Ridgeville, SC, USA

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