hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,000 miles

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2006 Ford Ranger steering problems

steering problem

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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

Jan 152010


  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that his vehicle started to shake excessively when he applied the brakes. The contact is concerned about the safety risk involved while driving since the failure has occurred whenever he drove more than 20 mph. Occasionally while driving the vehicle it became difficult to control. The failure mileage was 25,000. The current mileage was 27,000.

- Addison, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 012006

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Shirt & coat sleeve buttons catch in steering wheel. Between horn & steering wheel.

- Abilene, TX, USA

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