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.
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
Thickness of Ranger paint followup
Further to Ray Bryant's question last week regarding the thickness of the paint on his new PX Ford Ranger. Read more
How thick does paint need to be?
Is there a minimum standard for automotive paint thickness on Australian cars, as I can't find one anywhere? I bought a brand new PX Ford Ranger and the average paint thickness, as tested by an ...Read more
Transmission problems with Ranger
I bought an automatic 2013 Ford Ranger in March and had nothing but problems. I rely heavily on this vehicle as a tool of my trade. Firstly, the transmission would not go past second gear. It was ...Read more
Details on new Ranger?
What can you tell us about the new Ford Ranger Wildtrak? Apparently it is getting a facelift and new dash. When will this model be available? Read more
Free servicing on drive-away Ford Rangers
A cautionary tale about drive-away free service deals and the complications of such a simple scheme. After purchasing a new Ranger in mid-2014 on a drive-away deal including free scheduled services I ...Read more
Comfortable dual-cab ute?
I drive my 2004 Toyota HiLux dual-cab ute about 40,000km-plus a year. As a 50-year-old, I want a more comfortable vehicle that's able to do some light work. I don't need 4WD. Based on your ...Read more
Any news on a refreshed Ford Ranger?
We are looking at the Ford Ranger Diesel 3.2L after researching a Mazda BT50, VW Amarok and Isuzu D-Max. We love the look and feel of the Ranger and will use it need the vehicle mainly for leisure/ ...Read more