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.
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
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
Toyota HiLux: Will off-road suspension make it ride better?
If you have two 4x4 dual-cab utes, in my case a Toyota Hilux SR5 and a Ford Ranger XLT. If you used the same shocks, for example Bilstein B6 off-road shocks, on both cars, will the ride experience be ...Read more
Ford Ranger 2018: Is a vibration while driving a known problem with the Wildtrak?
I bought a 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak six months ago. It has a vibration on take off and when driving, especially around 80 km. I have taken it to independent mechanics, all of which agree there is a ...Read more
Ford Ranger 2017: Suspension problems
I have a late 2017 3.2 Ford Ranger XLT that wobbles/ floats on certain roads also with a light grip and lane assist on it will meander inside the lane and eventually goes either off or onto oncoming ...Read more
Ford Ranger 2019: Issues with Wildtrak's automatic transmission
My MY19 Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3.2 auto has a vibration on take-off just before it changes into second gear. I have taken it to two dealers and both have stated it’s a characteristic of the vehicle. I ...Read more
Ford Ranger 2012: Fitting bucket seats
I have a 2012 Ford Ranger single-cab with a dual passenger front seat and no centre console. I want to know if I have change the seat to a bucket seat to fit a console? Read more
Ford Ranger: Clunky transmission
I have a PX Ford Ranger Mark 2 XLT auto that is almost out of warranty. Sometimes it doesn’t select Drive or Reverse, and when finally it does it makes a loud CLUNK. I took it to my local dealer this ...Read more
Ford Ranger 2012: How much is it?
I would like some help on a sale price on my 2012/13 Ford Ranger auto Wildtrak. It has a few mods, including ARB front bull bar, upgraded front and rear suspension, rear view camera for caravan, ...Read more
Ford Ranger 2013: Clutch upgrade
I have had the engine ECM in 2013 Ford Ranger remapped. I have fitted a heavy-duty Clutch Industries clutch, but it is noisy and not handling the extra power. Is there a clutch out there that can ...Read more
Ford Ranger 2008: How do I reset the LFW lock
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Ram 2500 and 3500 lead latest round of safety recalls
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued its latest round of safety recalls, led by American Special Vehicle’s converted Ram 2500 and 3500 pick-ups. ...Read more
What ute should I buy?
I currently have a 2007 Ford Ranger dual-cab. It’s done 181,000 km and I use it for my lawn mowing business and family at the weekends. I need to replace it, my mechanic and another mechanic I work ...Read more
Ranger Smart battery charging system
The Ford Ranger has a 'Smart' battery charging system, which only charges the battery to a preset level to maximise efficiency and extend battery life. Unfortunately this also means that the 'reserve ...Read more