really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,667 miles

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2005 Ford Ranger engine problems

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2005 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 192015

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 116,000 miles


Driving home from work (1/4 commute from office to house, through residential neighborhood). Moving along street at 25 mph, approach slight road incline & apply gas appropriately for conditions (dry paved road); vehicle suddenly accelerates very rapidly, causing rear end to fishtail, vehicle pulls left; (strikes parked car at end of driveway left side of road); applying brakes while attempting to gain control of steering; brakes will not slow the vehicle; steering over-corrects to right; (strike parked car at end of driveway right side of road); vehicle continues on and strikes side of house. Throttle now returns to proper idle. Shut down vehicle, which is then towed from seen. Both air bags deployed. Vehicle severely damaged!

- Emerson, NJ, USA

problem #2

Mar 012012


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Ranger. While driving 40 mph, the contact attempted to accelerate and noticed that the vehicle had continued to accelerate on its own. The contact had to shut the vehicle off in order to stop the failure. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic, where the throttle body was replaced. The current and failure mileages were 20,000. The VIN was not available.

- Balley, AL, USA

problem #1

Oct 152007

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
Inertia switch continues to fail under normal driving conditions. I've had this switch go off so many times, I'm hesitant to continue driving my truck! last night it happened in the middle of a crowded freeway a little after rush hour. I was able to make it off the freeway due to an offramp, but since the brakes were practically non-existent I slowly hit into a curb. This is very frustrating! truck completely shuts off for no reason!!!! now the switch won't stay off and I guess I'll need to take it to Ford. However from reading all the other posts, not sure what good that'll do.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

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