hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
166,710 miles

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2001 Ford Ranger engine problems

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 062015

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 133,421 miles


I was driving approx. 40 mph when my vehicle suddenly sped up and the RPM went from 1.5 to 4.0 without my pushing harder on the gas. I tapped my brakes and it took a few moments to disengage. In the course of 40 minutes it did this 5 times. I checked to make sure the floor mat had not gotten pushed under and it was not. The vehicle just sped up on its own.

- Oxford, ME, USA

problem #1

Dec 272012


  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, he noticed smoke coming from under the hood. The vehicle was maneuvered off the roadway where the contact noticed that coolant was leaking from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The contact, a certified mechanic, replaced the thermostat housing on three separate occasions due to a fracture. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Cadet, MO, USA

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