Ford Ranger 2016
The 2016 Ford Ranger carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ford Ranger 2016 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Ranger 2016 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What are the known problems for a 2016 Ford Ranger?
There are many things you should look out for before buying a second-hand workhorse like an XL 4x2 ute. Most never have an easy life.
Are there signs of abuse and/or neglect? How was the tray/load bed used, was it a tow vehicle and what does the type of wear and tear does it have? Was the vehicle off the road at any time, and why? This may indicate a major accident.
Finding answers requires a level of trust and taking the vendor's word at face value, but you can back these up with service records and history. Are they complete, and carried out by a Ford dealer or specific Ford specialist? If the answer to either is no, then that should be a red flag. In our opinion, these vehicles require specialised Ford maintenance.
Furthermore, having 15,000km service intervals is a bit of a stretch for such hard-working vehicles, so skipped ones is especially worrying.
Since the PX generation was launched in 2011 Ford has issued many recalls for the Ranger, and some are serious, including for being a fire hazard over tall grass due to exposed exhaust. The car's service history will indicate whether all recalls have been carried. You can crosscheck them at this website: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls
Rangers are known to have issues with the automatic transmission, engine control module (ECM) failures (that send the truck into 'limp home mode' in hotter climates or after long-distance driving), air-conditioning, turbos and engine crank bearing. Most of these should be picked up by an experienced mechanical check-up before buying, or sorted out under warranty if you decide on a newer model.
This sort of advice applies to all used trucks. Fundamentally, the T6 Ranger is a solid, safe, durable, comfortable and enjoyable truck to own and drive, and remains the only one (along with the T6-based Mazda BT-50 from 2012 to mid-2020) that is designed, developed and engineered for Australian conditions, so don't be put off.
Just make sure it has history, ask pointed questions about how it's been used and don't be afraid to insist on a mechanic's report.
We hope this helps. Good luck.Show more
Ford Ranger XLT 2016: Grinding noise when driving
Call back and ask what was done to ensure nothing else was affected. I would want them to tear the gearbox down, flush everything out, and check the internals before putting it back together and installing the new torque convertor.Show more
Ranger Smart battery charging system
A number of owners seem to be having troubles that relate to the so-called Smart charging system. The system is designed to keep the battery charged to a sufficient level to keep the car going, but as you say there is little reserve and that can result in a flat battery. It’s also important when fitting accessories to the vehicle that connected in a way that allows the ECU to identify that there is greater draw on the system and the alternator needs to work harder. Ford can disable the system for you if that’s what you prefer, and lots of owners are doing that.Show more
Why is the Instrument cluster on my '16 Ford Ranger not responding?
There’s possibly a problem with the body ECM or the ignition switch. Take it to your dealer and have it checked.Show more
Ford Ranger 2016 Price and Specs
|Ford Ranger Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|3.2 XL Plus (4x4)||Dual Cab||3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$26,000||$34,430|
|Wildtrak 3.2 (4x4)||Dual Cab||3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$32,200||$42,130|
|Wildtrak 3.2 (4x4)||Dual Cab||3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN||$31,000||$40,590|
|XL 2.2 (4X4)||Dual Cab||2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$22,000||$29,810|
|XL 2.2 Hi-Rider (4x2)||Extra Cab||2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$17,700||$24,640|
|XL 3.2 (4X4)||Extra Cab||3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN||$25,000||$33,110|
|XLT 3.2 (4X4)||Extra Cab||3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$28,900||$38,280|
|XLT 3.2 (4X4)||Extra Cab||3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN||$27,700||$36,740|
|3.2 XL Plus (4x4)||Single Cab||3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$24,000||$32,560|
|XL 2.2 (4X2)||Single Cab||2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN||$13,500||$19,470|
|XL 2.2 (4X4)||Single Cab||2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN||$19,500||$27,170|
|XL 2.2 Hi-Rider (4x2)||Single Cab||2.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$15,300||$21,560|
|XL 3.2 (4X4)||Ute||3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$23,900||$32,450|
|XLS 3.2 (4X4) Special Edition||Ute||3.2L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$25,600||$33,880|
|XLS 3.2 (4X4) Special Edition||Ute||3.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN||$26,400||$34,980|