Ford Ranger 2017 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Ranger 2017 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Should I buy extended warranty?

Answered by CarsGuide 14 Mar 2020

All the feedback I’ve had Steve makes me think that these extended warranties are a waste of your money. They tend to be very cleverly worded to ensure that the things that typically go wrong with cars of this age are not covered.

Have a close look at the fine print and make a decision from there. But if the warranty doesn’t cover things like fuel-injector and fuel-pump problems, or diesel-particulate filter dramas (all big dollar items on a Ford Ranger) then I’d be asking some difficult questions. And then leaving with my money still in my pocket.

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Ford Ranger 2017: Ford won't fix the rusty chassis

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Feb 2020

I’d be interested to know why Ford won’t help with your problem, but it’s a fact that there are some circumstances where a manufacturer isn’t obliged to fix a problem like this. If the problem has been caused by negligence or abuse on the part of the owner, then you begin to enter a very grey area. On the other hand, if the rust is due to a manufacturing fault such as poor rust-proofing at the factory, then it’s a different story.

I contacted Ford Australia about this, but without more information, the spokesperson could only really refer me to the warranty fine-print and, in particular, this couple of paragraphs:

  • Ford will warrant a part which it finds to be defective in factory materials or workmanship under normal use and operation
  • A part won’t be replaced as a consequence of the owner’s failure to maintain, use or operate the vehicle in accordance with recommendations and instructions.

Honestly, your email raises more questions than answers. Is the corrosion surface rust or actual rot in the metal? Has the car been used in the mining industry? Has it been used to launch boats into salt-water on a frequent basis? Has it been submerged in floodwater at any stage? Has it been badly damaged and repaired? On what basis did Ford deny your request to have the vehicle fixed under warranty?

As for your options, you could pay to have the chassis replaced, but that only makes me wonder about the rest of the metalwork in the vehicle. Or, you could talk to a consumer advocacy group and see what your legal options amount to. The real job will be convincing an arbitrator that the rust has been caused by poor quality rather than any owner abuse or negligence.

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Ford Ranger 2017: Legal payload

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Dec 2019

Your 1000 kg payload is around the maximum a Ranger can carry so you need to check the payload for the variant you have. The variant will affect the payload you can carry. 


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Ford Ranger 2017: Why is there a loud clicking sound from behind the dash?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Oct 2019

The noise doesn’t sound normal. Get under the dash and try to locate the source, that should tell you what needs fixing, and then have a dealer or mechanic assess it.

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Ford Ranger 2017: Headlights not turning off automatically

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Apr 2019

The problem with the lights could be a timer issue, have it checked by a dealer. The steering noise could be a worn joint, again, have a dealer check it.

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Ford Ranger 2017: Suspension problems

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Feb 2019

It’s not a problem that has come to our attention. If you have other owners with similar concerns you could try getting together and approaching Ford as a group. Other than that I would suggest you got to a suspension specialist and look at having you suspension upgraded.

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Ford Ranger 2017: diff markings?

Answered by CarsGuide 31 Aug 2018

They are indicators that show work was done on the differential, but they're not anything should be on concern. Cars have all sorts of marks on them from production, they usually indicate a check has been done along the way.

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Does changing the rims and tyres affect the speedometer?

Answered by CarsGuide 12 May 2018

It will have some affect on the speedo – I estimate about 2 per cent – and it will have an affect on the speeds in each ratio. I would recommend you talk to your tyre retailer to determine that full affect of the change.

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Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 recalled over fire hazard

Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 recalled over fire hazard

19 Dec 2017 · by Robbie Wallis

Ford has been forced to recall approximately 59,000 examples of its popular Ranger pick-up due to a fire hazard relating to the vehicle’s diesel particulate filter (DPF). ...

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What's causing my 2017 Ford Ranger to vibrate?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Dec 2017

It does sound, from your description, to be the automatic transmission. Certainly take it back to the dealer; a new vehicle shouldn’t be doing that. If you want another opinion take it to a certified specialist.

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