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Ford Ranger Problems and Repair Histories

336 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Ford Ranger. 99 of these members (29.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 137 repairs to Ford Rangers--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Ford Ranger problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Ford Ranger problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Ford Ranger problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Ford Ranger repairs by problem area

41% of the Ford Ranger repairs were to the engine, 12% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 18% to the suspension, 15% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 137 repairs.

Ford Ranger repair cost distribution

Of the Ford Ranger repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 20% cost less than $100, 53% between $100 and $499, 14% between $500 and $999, 11% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 80 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Ford Ranger problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2003 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

207-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford Ranger in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 47000    
57000 270 cracked vacuum hose dash lights burned out 
60000 500 replaced LF hub assy. due to worn wheel bearing 
 

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2003 Ford Ranger 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

207-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Ford Ranger in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010    
75 Purchase. Within 2 days the airbag light was on. Possibly loose connector - mechanic reconnected. Noise coming from back end - mechanic could not find any faults. Noise stopped after one trip. 
69000 70 Wire had come loose for air bag system so light was on. Problem fixed. 
69000 300 Replaced brakes (drums, rotors, pads). Replaced front lower ball joints, and suspension rods. All due to wear and tear. 
75000 30 Check engine light came on with codes for MAF. Car was rocking when idling and stalling intermittently. Cleaned MAF and replaced oxygen filter. No change. Found hose with hole in it, replaced and cleared codes - now fixed 2 weeks. 
 

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2003 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

207-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford Ranger in North Dakota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 79000    
80000 164 Owner noticed fluid leaking from rear differential. Vehicle was brought to private shop. Rear differential cover was removed, axle seals and differential fluid was replaced before reinstalling differential cover with new seal. 
 

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2002 Ford Ranger

Engine not specified

Ford Ranger in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 134000    
140000 0 Hadn't done any repairs in a while. It hasn't been worth putting money into. Many unrepaired problems: it over heats... there is a low rpm hesitation... dashboard lights burning out... spring for emergency brake release broken. 
Ford Ranger in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 115000    
118000 212 Rear master cylinder went bad and leaked brake fluid all over. Of course it decided to go bad when I had a 20 foot boat behind me. Luckily I was only 1 mile from home. So I dropped the boat off and drove to the shop down the road. 
 

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2002 Ford Ranger 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

135-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual RWD

Ford Ranger in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 100000    
110000 1200 Transmission clutch failure. Had to be towed and completely replaced 
122000  

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1999 Ford Ranger

Engine not specified

Ford Ranger in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 108000    
109000 0 Body and frame rust when sold. Bad EGR when sold. 

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1999 Ford Ranger 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Ranger in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 164000    
168000 20 replaced sway bar links 
172000 0 small leak from rear main seal 
Ford Ranger in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 99000    
105000 60 Vehicle was making intermittent whining noise. Idle Air Control Valve replaced. Problem seems to be resolved. 
111300 185 Ball joint replaced 
119000  

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1999 Ford Ranger 2-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Ranger in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 92000    
96000 150 intermediate steering shaft needed to be replaced. Clunking noise from the universal joints in shaft. 
 

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