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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,230 miles

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1999 Ford Ranger electrical problems

electrical problem

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1999 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 272005

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,920 miles


: the contact stated the vehicle suddenly accelerated rapidly while attempting to slow down. The vehicle's engine revved suddenly without warning. The transmission was placed in the neutral position in order to prevent from hitting the vehicle in front. The dealership determined this was a common problem with this vehicle and was caused by faulty wiring chafing from the wiring harness.

- La Crosse, WI, USA

problem #3

Oct 152005

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dome lights stays on even when door is shut. Took to local dealership 4 times, would not repair without charge. Stays on even while driving and at night this can be a serious hazard. This has happened dozens of times in the last couple of years. I have to remove the fuse if I want to drive safely.

- San Mateo, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 011999

Ranger 4WD

  • miles
Electrical wire burned by the transmission causing 4X4 system, overdrive and back lights not to work, wire replaced now all systems working fine.

- Bellefonta, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 282000

Ranger 4WD

  • miles
Within a 2 month period I have experienced 3 separate electrical problems. 1st incident was a surging when defrost was on. Dealer replaced all spark plug wires and said that is was arcing and could have caused a fire or worse. 2nd was the gas gauge was not working. Dealer is replacing fuel sender. 3rd was 4X4 and overdrive not working. Dealer initially replaced blown fuse, but 2 days later was blown again and dealer is currently replacing "wiring" in steering column that was shorting. Truck is currently at the dealers. Very unsatisfied!!! very nervous about the continuing electical problems and incomplete explanations from the dealer.

- Hanford, CA, USA

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