Ford Ranger 2008 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Ranger 2008 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Ford Ranger 2008: How do I reset the LFW lock

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Nov 2018

 While the front hubs lock automatically when you engage four-wheel drive, they don’t automatically unlock when you disengage four-wheel drive. To do that you must press the button in the dash. It should all be explained in your owner’s manual.

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Ford, Audi, Tesla confirm affected Takata recall models

Ford, Audi, Tesla confirm affected Takata recall models

9 Mar 2018 · by Spencer Leech

Hot on the heels of the Australian government's mandatory Takata airbag recall, Ford, Audi and Tesla have joined the list of carmakers to detail which of it's models are affected.

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PJ Ford Ranger engine failure

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Jun 2014

A lack of oil is the most likely explanation, although it could also have been caused by a manufacturing defect. At this point all you can do is what you have done, and that's to write it off to experience.

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Ford Ranger cracked chassis

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Nov 2012

It is unacceptable for a chassis to crack under normal driving use, you might accept some cracking if the vehicle was being used in extreme conditions. We haven't had any other reports of Rangers having this problem; the only other vehicle that has been reported to us with chassis cracking is a Nissan Navara. Likewise we haven't had other reports of cylinder head problems with the Ranger diesel. I would expect Ford to come to the party with some of the cost of repairs, but being the second owner and having already had the repairs done you claim has been weakened.

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Ford Ranger gear change

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Feb 2011

We haven’t had other reports of a problem with fifth gear in the Ranger, but we have had reports of clutch problems with the Ranger and the Mazda BT-50, as we have with a number of one-tonne utes. No one has yet to admit to a fault unfortunately, so you’re on your own should your clutch fail.

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Ford Ranger service charges

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Dec 2010

We were told that the valve clearances are no longer done at 20,000 km, as the dealer told you. We understand it is now done at 80,000 km. As for the charge you need to discuss that with the dealer, and bear in mind that dealers are charging upwards of $140 per hour for work done in their shops.

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Ask Smithy Xtra Rusty Ford Ranger

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Nov 2010

Before he does anything else he should read the warranty and understand what it includes, and from that what it doesn’t. Body warranties often only provide cover against actual perforation, and not the surface rust you say your son’s car has. Once he understands the provisions of the warranty he can then talk to his dealer, and Ford if that might advance his case.

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