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.
The car dealer thinks I've put unleaded in my diesel Ford Ranger
We have had a number of minor problems with our 2012 Ford Ranger XLT, but just recently it lost all power and came to a stop. The dealer has said we require an entire new long engine due to unleaded ...Read more
Ranger veering to the left
I bought a new 2016 Ford Ranger PK11 in March and replaced the tub with an alloy tray. In June I noticed it was listing to the left and the suspension was flat. The dealer said they could do nothing ...Read more
Best diesel ute for towing a horse float?
My daughter has around $25,000 to spend and needs a 4x4 diesel twin-cab ute capable of towing a tandem horse float with two horses on board (about 3.0 tonnes). Of the VW Amarok, Mazda BT-50 and Ford ...Read more
Should I upgrade my Ranger to the PXII?
I am looking at upgrading my 2012 Ford Ranger to the PXII and I am interested in any info you can provide about problems with the PX. I have had some small issues with my vehicle and am also ...Read more
Ranger windshield fogging up more than it should
How should I deal with the windshield of my new Ford Ranger fogging up when it's raining. When I use my wipers it comes off, but after a second it comes back again and when I use with water and ...Read more
Ford Ranger paint: orange peel
I recently purchased a new 2016 Ford Ranger, colour white. It has amazing orange-peel in the paintwork. When I took it to my panel beater mate he said an assessor would knock it back if he tried to ...Read more
Metal fragments in Ford Ranger transmission
I just bought a 2012 Ford Ranger privately. It seems that the transmission has metal fragments in it! It has 35,000km on the speedo. Is this a common thing to go wrong? It's six months out of ...Read more
Why do SUVs have big bonnets?
I'm enjoying my older Mazda Bravo but I've been testing newer four-wheel drives with an eye to the future. I find the unnecessarily large bonnets on today's four-wheel drives are a hindrance to ...Read more
Ranger not sitting level
Soon after I purchased my new 2016 Ford Ranger PX Mk2 I noticed that it does not sit level; it had a lean to the left. I measured it and it sits 15 mm lower on the LHS. I contacted Ford who said it ...Read more
Ranger keeps draining battery
I have a 2012 Ford Ranger XLT with 59,000 km on the clock. If I leave it garaged for 5 or 6 days the battery goes flat. There are no accessories left switched on, all the doors are shut, the vehicle ...Read more
Best vehicle for towing a horse float?
I would like to know what would be the best vehicle for towing a three horse float with thoroughbreds weighing 500kg? I am happy for any make or model. Read more
Is my Ranger a lemon?
My 2014 Ford Ranger is having one problem after another, and has been back to the dealership for repairs five times. First, the computer kept throwing up a warning light that would put the car into a ...Read more
Are SUVs as safe as other cars?
The ANCAP safety ratings seem to ignore the laws of physics. How can a narrow-track, high centre-of-gravity SUV be as stable as a wide-track low-riding sedan. Surely a five-star rated Ford Ranger ...Read more
Blown turbo in Ranger
We've bought three Ford Rangers and are about to buy a fourth as, until now, we have loved them as great to drive. A few days ago one of our employees heard a pop from his engine and was towed to a ...Read more
Best option for towing 2500kg caravan?
I have been towing with a Ford Territory AWD but have upgraded my caravan to about 2500kg and feel it is starting to struggle. I'm looking at 3500kg-rated vehicles, including the Ford Ranger, Mazda ...Read more
Ford Ranger vs Nissan Navara: best for towing
I'm in the market for a 4x4 family ute. I will do a lot of travelling with my job, and on weekends I tow a caravan, but I won't go off road. I'm looking at a Ford Ranger and Nissan Navara NP300. ...Read more
2015 PX Ford Ranger 4x4 dual-cab loud injector noise
My 2015 PX Ford Ranger 4x4 dual-cab has a very loud injector noise under acceleration. I had similar issue with a 2008 Toyota Hilux 2008 that Toyota claimed was all clear, but when I took it to a ...Read more
Best dual-cab ute for heavy towing?
I am looking to buy a dual-cab 4WD ute diesel with a view to towing a caravan. I would like to tow up to 3 tonnes and the vehicle would need to accommodate tow hitches for the van. I understand there ...Read more
Best four-door SUV?
I was thinking of getting a small four-door SUV and I'm totally confused by many versions available. I like the look of the Honda CR-V but my husband doesn't like Hondas much. He suggested perhaps an ...Read more
Best dual-cab 4x4 ute?
What would you suggest as the best 4WD ute for me? I am 65 and hope this would last me for as long as I drive. I do about 15,000km a year, often towing a boat or caravan. I have a 2001 Mazda Bravo ...Read more