definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,221 miles

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2004 Ford Ranger fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 152009


  • 38,000 miles


Fuel pump failure 2004 Ford Ranger,2004 Ford,2006 Ford Focus.I have a mechanic whom has replaced many bumps on Ford vehicles over the past few years.I can't say with certainty if there are safety issues but this company [Ford] has faulty parts in the pumps they install on there vehicles. How would someone explain various models with the same problem.

- Elmwood Park, IL, USA

problem #3

Jun 132010


  • 68,000 miles
My Ford 2004 engine will not start. Fuel shut off switch underneath the dashboard on passenger side is defective. Each time before starting I have to push this switch. This can be a huge safety issue. I hope my truck does not stop on the freeway with my kids in it.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 032010


  • 62,224 miles
The inertia switch on my 2004 Ford Ranger tripped 4 times in one day, after I had it towed 30 miles, thinking my fuel pump had died.

- Westville, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 132004

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,660 miles
Fuel cut off switch located under the dashboard on passenger's side was engaged on two separate occasions while driving at highway speed of 50 mph or more. The fuel cut off switch was engaged by the passenger's foot. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, who replaced the fuel cut off switch. Consumer was concerned that the fuel cut off switch did not have a protective cover to prevent this incident from recurring.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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