really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,667 miles

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2005 Ford Ranger engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012012


  • miles


2005 Ford Ranger edge. Consumer states problem with harmonic balancer in engine.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

Nov 212009

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Ranger. The contact smelled plastic burning in the engine. He took the vehicle to the dealer who advised him that he needed to replace the alternator at his expense. The manufacturer stated that they were unable to offer him any assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current mileage was approximately 50,000. The failure mileage was approximately 38,000. Updated 02/26/10 updated 06/14/10.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #1

May 022007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I am the owner of a 2005 Ford Ranger there was a problem with the transmission. It was taken to the dealer after approximately 5 days we were able to pick the Ford up and the transmission was replaced. Shortly after this the vehicle started to shut down while driving for no apparent reason.during one of these times it shut down I was rear ended, it was taken back to the dealer was there for 3 days, and they said there was nothing wrong with the vehicle as they could not duplicate the problem the dealer informed me the vehicle had no problems, and was very safe to drive. Also, I contacted Ford, and was informed there have been no other complaints of the 2005 Ford Ranger just shutting down. This vehicle was far from safe not only for the driver and any passengers but also for other drivers on the road. As it just shut off when it wantedf.

- Norco, CA, USA

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