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Ford Ranger vs. Ford Flex Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Ford Ranger or Ford Flex reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Ford Ranger and the Ford Flex truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Ford Ranger and Ford Flex reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Ford Ranger and the Ford Flex were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Ford Ranger and the Ford Flex have been recently.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2013 Ford Flex   20 Flexes, 9.8 months of data per Flex, average 22600 miles

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2012 Ford Flex   12 Flexes, 10.7 months of data per Flex, average 31300 miles

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2011 Ford Flex 35 Flexes, 10.3 months of data per Flex, average 44800 miles43
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Ford Flex 54 Flexes, 9.5 months of data per Flex, average 57300 miles

Possible common problems with HVAC actuators and rear brakes.
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80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Ford Flex 38 Flexes, 9.8 months of data per Flex, average 64700 miles

First model year. Possible common problems with HVAC actuators and rear brakes.
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60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Ford Ranger   11 Rangers, 9.5 months of data per Ranger, average 86500 miles

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2003 Ford Ranger   12 Rangers, 11.4 months of data per Ranger, average 109700 miles

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2002 Ford Ranger   14 Rangers, 9.6 months of data per Ranger, average 118100 miles

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2001 Ford Ranger   11 Rangers, 8.7 months of data per Ranger, average 123000 miles

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2000 Ford Ranger   11 Rangers, 6.1 months of data per Ranger, average 115300 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Ford Ranger

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 143-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed automatic RWD
Many still on the road after many years. My friend has a 2003 with over 190,000 miles with only normal maintenance.
2009 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 207-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
My 2009 Ford Ranger Sport 4x4 with 4.0L engine now has approx 27,000 km and has not required a single repair. Owners manual suggests 12,000 km oil change interval but I change it on my own at 6,000 and then take it to the dealer at the next 6,000. I provide my own synthetic oil.
2008 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 207-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
As said abouve I have owned 2 in the past. And as long as you stay away from the Automatic Tranny, reliability is top notch.
2007 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 207-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
No major problems on any Ranger that I have owned. Keep up on basic vehicle needs and the truck will last for a very long time.
2007 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 148-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
The 3.0L engine is not a powerhouse, but is proven design and is durable.
2006 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 207-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
This is my 3rd Ranger. I have had very good luck with my past Rangers. I was going to purchase a Toyota pickup. But got a reat deal on another Ranger.
2004 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 207-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
My Ranger does not Leave me stranded often. I dont have to worry about turning the key and not starting, as for Durability they will take alot of abuse.
2003 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed 154-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
I know others who have had good experience with reliability and very long life for vehicle.
Ford Ranger Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2001 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 119-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Typical Ford cheap ( but still better then GM cheap)
2001 2dr Regular Cab 6ft bed 119-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual RWD
Get good at fixin your own truck, otherwise you will know your mechanic real good! Its always something with a Ranger.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Ford Flex

Ford Flex Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Pushing 98,000 miles. $300 wheel bearing is biggest/only problem so far.
Ford Flex Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
Bummed out about the heating system.....not enough heat !!!! Set at 90 degrees, but it never gets there. When vehicle stopped in traffic, air temp in full heat position delines very noticeably...have had it to dealership twice for this problem, both und