Ford Ranger Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Ranger reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
RECALL: More than 20,000 Ford Ranger utes and Everest SUVs have potential transmission problem
Ford Australia has recalled 20,968 examples of the Ranger mid-size ute and Everest large SUV over a potential issue with their transmissions Read more
Ford Ranger 2019: The gearbox is not engaging
I have a 2019 Ford Ranger. I’m wondering if anyone else has had a problem with their 2019 bi-turbo gearbox not engaging. I was on the highway last night and, out of nowhere, lost all drive from the ...Read more
Ford Ranger: Can I flat-tow the Australian model?
You can flat tow the American Ford Ranger 4x4 auto. What do you have to change to tow an Australian model? Read more
Ford Ranger 2019: Why does my car shudder?
Yesterday I drove out in my 2019 Ford Ranger on to the street and coasted down the hill to a T-intersection. As I was coasting down the hill, I could hear the auto gearbox trying to make its mind up ...Read more
Should I buy extended warranty?
My new car warranty for my 2017 Ford Ranger runs out next month, is it worth buying Ford’s new-car extended warranty of two years or 200,000km for $2500. Have you had any feedback about these types ...Read more
Ford Ranger 2017: Ford won't fix the rusty chassis
I have a rusty chassis on my 2017 Ford Ranger. I went to Ford but they won't fix it - what are my options? Read more
What do you recommend for towing a horse trailer and large draft-horse?
You guys have been great with advice - but I have some specific questions that I am hoping I can get a steer on. I need to be able to haul a horse trailer and large draft-horse - this means 3000kg ...Read more
What dual cab 4x4 ute should I buy?
I'm looking for advice on any dual-cab 4x4 ute. I'm currently looking at a 2012 Ford Ranger with 200,000kms or a 2009 Hilux with similar kilometres. I would like your opinion on what I should look at ...Read more
Ford Ranger 2019: What is the noise coming from my car?
I have a 2018 MY19 Ford Ranger Bi-Turbo PXIII and, ever since purchasing it, when it is at full-lock and I'm reversing out of a driveway or something similar where the vehicle drops down, there is a ...Read more
Ford Ranger XL 2011: Difficult to start on a cold engine.
My 2011 Ford Ranger XL 2.5 diesel is hard to start on a cold engine, it takes about 10-15 attempts before is starts. On a warm engine it starts like a charm. I have changed the fuel filter and glow ...Read more
Ford Ranger 2017: Legal payload
I have a 2017 Ford Ranger. Is it legal to carry a payload of 1000 kg, as I need to transport water for stock in a 1000-litre water shuttle? Read more
Ford Ranger 2017: Why is there a loud clicking sound from behind the dash?
I have just purchased a 2017 Ford Ranger. I've noticed a loud clicking sound coming from behind the dash, after turning on the engine. Is this normal? Read more
Ford Ranger 2019: Vibration on start up issue.
I have a 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3.2-litre, 6-speed auto, which has a vibration on take-off, and continuous vibration at +/- 105 km/h and 2000 rpm. Ford dealership says it is characteristic of the ...Read more
How do I choose between two almost identical cars?
I need to choose between a 2014 Ford Ranger Wildtrack with 115,000 km on the clock and a 2018 Mitsubishi Triton Exceed that’s done 43,000 km. The Ranger is a single owner vehicle with an impeccable ...Read more
Ford Ranger 2014: Engine issues
I have a 2014 Ford Ranger that has only done 52,000 km that runs rough on cold start-up and blows smoke. Ford charged $160 for an hour of diagnostic time with no evidence of cause found. Charged ...Read more
Ford Ranger XLT 2016: Grinding noise when driving
I own a 2016 Ford Ranger XLT. Driving to town the other day I heard a loud grinding noise from the auto gearbox. I pulled over, shut everything down, called the RACQ, and it was towed to the Ford ...Read more
Ford Ranger 2012: Loose gear shifter
I have a 2012 Ford Ranger 3.2 speed manual and the gear shifter has gone really loose. Is this just a bush? Read more
Ford Ranger 2019: Motor cutting out
My 2019 bi-turbo Ford Ranger Wildtrak's motor cuts out/or doesn't respond from a stop or worst case stops in a roundabout or doing a U-turn. Worst case is I have to put it in Park and restart engine ...Read more
Ford Ranger 2017: Headlights not turning off automatically
The auto headlights on my 2017 Ford Ranger won’t turn off unless I turn them off manually. What could be the issue? Whenever I turn right you can feel and hear and clunking noise in the steering ...Read more
Ford Ranger 2010: Gearbox problems
I have a 2010 Ford Ranger 4x4 diesel manual that’s done 230,000 km, and less than 500 km in 4WD. For the last 20,000 km the gearbox has been difficult to engage in first, second and reverse. Even ...Read more