hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
114,605 miles

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2006 Ford Ranger body / paint problems

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2006 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 242016

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • 245,000 miles


Rear leaf-spring shackles and hangers on my 2006 Ford Ranger are rusted out, one of the shackles broke free from the frame while I was driving, made it harder to steer because the truck felt nowhere near as stable as it was before it broke, it caused me to swerve into the lane beside me which very well could have caused a serious accident if someone were to be there. The rest of my frame seems to have excessive rust which is not to be expected from a 10 year old truck, especially by the shackles and hangers for the leaf springs, and also all around the spare tire mount which I could see to become a very serious safety concern while driving. I mean who wants a spare tire in their windshield while following someone down the road? my vehicle was in motion on the highway when all of this happened im very certain that cheap frame metal was the cause of it breaking, because im generally pretty easy on my truck.

- Owensboro, KY, USA

problem #2

Jun 202014

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
While driving on the tch in newfoundland, I heard this unusual bang out of the rear of my Ford Ranger. I looked in the rear view mirror and seen something come from beneath the rear of my truck. I pulled over as did the vehicle traveling behind me. The spare tire assembly had rusted off which let the tire loose and fall off. The tire narrowly escaped the vehicle behind me. After closer inspection on the truck, the main frame had completely cracked off as did the spring hanger. I contacted Ford relations and there was nothing they could do. This is totally unsafe of Ford to ignore this problem with this Ford as it almost caused a family of 3 an accident. I have taken care of this truck and have had it under coated every too years. There is only 85000 kilometers on this truck and the frame is completely rusted out. My problems have been documented.

- Branch, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 092014

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 53,816 miles
Of the two rear cross members that support the gas tank one side has completely rotted two inches of metal away. The forward one is near failure the rear one completely failed one side.will put some sort web strap system so the tank don't fall out till we get warmer weather and remove the bed to inspect frame rail. A friend of mine had to replace the whole rear frame assembly. The rear spring shackles are near failure.

- Holden, ME, USA

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