The Ford Ranger falls far short of modern pickup-truck standards. It's ungainly and stiff-riding; has a rough and noisy, inefficient engine; and a cramped, uncomfortable cabin. The interior is crudely finished. Compact dimensions and a usefully sized bed are the Ranger's only pluses. Even if you took thousands off its list price, the Ranger still would not be a bargain.
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Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2000 Ford Ranger owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"When I scheduled an oil change and tire rotation it was apparent one front tire was wearing tread on one side of the tire at a faster rate than the other tires. I didn't notice any problems in the driving of the vehicle"

Marvin D., KS (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"There is not camber adjustment available as the vehicle is assembled. An expensive kit is required to be installed in order to adjust the camber of the front wheels. This was required after only 50000 miles"

Anonymous, NV (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Ball joints

"have not had this repair done yet."

Michael F., FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Had local auto repair shop check suspension and was advised that ball joint had play in them, so I had them replaced,"

Anonymous, MD (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"wore out, ready to fall apart"

Larry N., GA (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"ball joints in ford rangers are known to go out at 50000"

Anonymous, IN (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Loose ball joints"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Ball joints needed replacing @ 132000 miles"

Paul B., FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"ball joints loose/worn, even though they were replaced two years earlier by a dealer"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Needed to be replaced. They were simply wearing out"

Ronald D., GA (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed replacement at about 87,000"

Eugene B., NY (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"The person doing the alignment called me advising me of this problem and suggested it be corrected which I agreed to"

Marvin D., KS (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Ball joints were just beginning to get loose at 245000 miles. Replaced myself at low cost and had front end re-aligned"

Daniel L., WA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced because of normal wear"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"ball joints worn out. Require replacement with tie rods. New alignment required afterwards"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"uneven tire wear brought it to my attention"

James S., WI (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Worn to the point of replacement"

Rob R., GA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Bushings

"Replaced bushings at the same time @132000 miles"

Paul B., FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Terrible leaks from the system all the time"

Alec W., CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Was noisy after a few years and a 30000 miles flush at the dealer. Had to replace it was so bad"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"needed to replace front shocks and struts"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"during regular maintenance at ford dealership, technician advised that shocks needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"SHOCKS ARE WORN OUT NEED REPLACING"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"The rear strut wore out too quickly"

George Y., IN (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"The plastic bushings on the torsion bar cracked and crumbled"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"shackles on rear leaf springs rusted and fell apart"

Anonymous, MI (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Both rear springs were broken. One spring had the top leaf broke in half and was just rattling around. The other springs top leaf was totally gone. What's up with that?"

Anonymous, MN (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"The Right Rear Leaf spring overload leaf (bottom leaf) was found to be broken. I do not load the truck heavily so chose not to repair it"

Thomas J., VA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Front torsion bar Links broke"

Daniel L., WA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Left front steering bearing loose"

Mike P., WA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Problem with leaks in the rack and pinion assembly"

Ronald D., GA (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"It was a long term problem..which I put off getting fixed ..it was annoying but not dangerous"

Diane P., (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Tie rods

"my ranger is 1998"

Anonymous, SC (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Loose tie rods"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Wore out after 15 years"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced the left last year and the right this year. Dealer indicated this was a common issue"

Greg L., UT (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"also needed replaced too early"

George Y., IN (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"caused by ball joints"

James S., WI (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"one of the suspension rods broke, and was not caught by the manufacture, it took an indipendent front-end expert to discover the fault"

St Jeor V., MN (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Wheel balance

"Why do most shops balance with lead weights? I've been told that they cause those unsightly areas on alum Rims"

Anonymous, MN (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Bearing failure at about 90,000 miles"

Eugene B., NY (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Rotted out hoses to the front hub systems"

Anonymous, AB (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"The antilock brake system went out without any warning"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"ABS light illuminated, and much higher brake pedal pressure was required to stop vehicle"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Sensor keeps coming on. Dealer says it is fine, yet light continues after paying them too much money to fix it!"

Tina M., CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"tend to lock up after sitting for a days"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Calipers

"Rust made caliper fails, during test drive, brake lines ruptured, so they had to be replaced"

David R., MI (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"The brakes always need repairs...mainly caliper issues"

Anonymous, MI (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Master cylinder

"System leaking fluid"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Pad replcemen."

Glen C., FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Typical"

Anonymous, AB (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"ranger is 1996 - not available as option in survey question. no brakes, needed tow to have serviced"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"brake fluid lines rusted through and leaked- replaced lines"

William S., MI (2000 Ford Ranger None)

"need front brake pads"

Jamie D., NC (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"computer problems twice"

Anonymous, SD (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Parking brake

"Cable rusted out and brakes wore out"

James R., MA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Parking brake very weak. Mechanic adjusted, but still not very effective."

Anonymous, KY (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Plastic brake release pull handle broke off. (This is actually a 1996 Ford Ranger but your survey site does not go back that far in model years.) I am able to release the brake now by pulling on the cable stub; otherwise the Parking brake works fine."

Bruce S., AZ (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Parking brake cable seized up. Right now it is disconnected"

Daniel W., KY (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"In freezing conditions, when the parking brake is applied, it will not disengage to drive forward. You can drive in reverse but it will stay applied when you try to drive forward. I have had this worked on numerous times in the past 5 years"

Daniel W., KY (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"steering wheel vibration when turning"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"Brake line to RR wheel broke causing fluid to expel and brake failure. Had to have vehicle towed in for repair."

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Brake fluid line to RR wheel broke expelling fluid and making the brakes unable to stop normally. I had AAA tow the truck to the repair shop. Ended up replacing both rear brake sets."

Bruce S., AZ (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"broken and replaced brake drum"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake lines rusted and needed replacement. Brake fluid leaked as a result, and the brakes failed"

Robert M., NY (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"brake fluid lines are made of an inferior material, a replacement line made of a nickel alloy should be a manufacturer's choice"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"rear wheel cylinders leaked"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Squeaking

"needed pads"

Edwin M., IL (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Unknown squeaking that the dealer can never find or fix. We are now trying to sell it. Too many problems and dealer is awful to work with"

Tina M., CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"I took it into a shop for replacement of A/C Compressor. They repaired it quickly. The repair cost about $1,200.00."

Anonymous, WA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Was dead when purchased. Knew it had to be replaced. Factored into price paid for truck"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Must be replaced. Truck too old so driving in hot climate without AC"

Nancy M., TN (2000 Ford Ranger None)

"compressor locked up smoked"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Fan only works on high."

Barbara S., WI (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"sometimes it blows weakly, sometimes not at all it seems but regardless never strong like before"

Doug P., SD (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"only 2 of 4 speeds work on fan. looks like maybe bad plug on engine compartment fire wall. on later tears model the plug is now inside the passenger compartment. Dash light bulbs are burning out. Door button electric locks will not work by button or"

Anonymous, MD (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Heater system

"Blows cool air with heater on"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Actually it is a 1996 Ford Ranger but your model year selection does not go back that far. Not found refrigerant leak but a recharge keeps AC working for the summer months. Need to take in for recharge."

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"A/C would cycle continuously to the point I stopped using it"

Tor L., CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Must be the age of the vehicle-I have to get the AC charged several times during the summer. I do have a small amount of rust; also. Basically ; it runs well."

Anonymous, OH (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Air conditioner will run for only a short period. Seems to lose refrigerant and so the compressor shuts off. It will run again for a similar period if left off for a while"

Robert W., FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Shop couldn't locate the leak and I can't afford to replace everything to fix it"

Timothy C., VA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"In past 3 years I have replaced watter pump twice and radiator once"

Anonymous, IN (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Had to replace the AC clutch and recharge the system. AC worked well for a week before losing it's refrigerant"

Robert S., TX (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Ranger has had repeated problems with refrigerant leaks. Has to be recharged appx once per year. Maint persons have not found leak"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Leak cannot be found; eventually air conditioner compressor died"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"slow leak, have replaced everything but the condensor over the last 7 years. Still works good enough for Texas summers"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Black rubber trim on windows is cracked and tearing away"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"I couldn't find the name of the part but it's the large plastic "skirt" attached to the lower part of the bumper. The attachments rusted and it hung precariously until I had it bolted with rust proof parts"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint is peeling off on tail gate. Truck is white."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Two spots the paint has peeled of and is rusty underneath, both on roof near the front and rear glass in the middle of truck"

Timothy C., VA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Top of cab is fading and oxidizing"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"paint on the roof and hood fading"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"The clearcoat broke down and the paint began to peel, fade, and chalk"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"PAINT IS CRACKING AND CHIPING OFF HOOD AND BED"

James S., KS (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"fading and peeling"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Frame rusted badly so car failed inspection."

Frederick T., MA (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The front of the bed near the cab is rusted completely through. I am currently looking to purchase a used bed."

Jeff G., PA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"bumpers and tailgate extremely rusted, though other body parts are rust free. Not sure if this is due to use & storage conditions under prior owner. I replaced front bumper to pass inspection, but have not yet repaired other rust."

Lori H., NH (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The front floor of the bed is now rusted through. I have to replace the entire bed now"

Jeff G., PA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"The box is all rusted out with holes in it. The bumper has a big rust hole in it"

Karen C., NH (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Back and front bumper starting to show signs of rust and starting to rust"

Anonymous, MB (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Whole underside is rusted. Exhaust pipe rusted through and fell off. Springs are rusted"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Rocker panels rusting bad"

James R., IA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"lite comes on sometimes out of the blue. tried changing the gas cap, but still had to take it to shop to get them to reset the computer"

Johnny R., CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Changed all of the emission controls based on code info from OBDll and engine light still stays on???"

Alec W., CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"The fuel gauge will not accurately indicate the amount of fuel in the tank"

Douglas K., ID (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"Bad mass air sensor"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

"The truck just wouldn't start, causing me to run down the battery"

Tor L., CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"lack of driving, i have less than 40,000 so i guess it was because of the age of the truck. but it has been a very good truck"

Robert W., TN (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Fuel pump went out, could not start the truck"

John R., OH (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"The fuel pump Quit at about 101000, not bad in my mind. I LOVE this truck"

Woodrow F., NY (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Parked the pickup on an incline for about 2 months without moving and the fuel pump failed to operate once the battery was reattached"

Robert S., TX (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Fuel pump failed. Was second such failure in short period"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Fuel pump quit after starting in my garage, therefore it was inconvenience only"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Ranger always started on first 'turn of key'--I owned it 8 yrs-trouble free!!it just stopped starting;had a new battery; had local used car/repair shop install new fuel pump when they returned it to me with other problems that I never had before the"

Millie H., OH (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Needed to replace one of the O2 sensors. I was able to replace it myself with help from son in law."

Douglas K., ID (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Two oxygen sensors were replaced to correct the problem with my truck which was idling rough and shaky"

John C., WA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"This was ONE of the problems the local used car/repair shop gave my Ranger back to me with-it had NEVER had any such problem prior------"

Millie H., OH (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Check Engine lights and oxygen lights remain "on" despite no computer detected problems that affect performance"

Nancy W., AL (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"The socket recessed into the dash and is unavailable to use."

John R., AZ (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Cruise control

"Hasn't worked for a long time"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Backup lights failed to operate due to a shorted wire."

Bob B., WI (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"The fuse for the turn signals and break lights blows, on an average, about every six months. However, when it blows, it will blow multiple times within a short distance. Once, I had to replace it four times in one day"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Oil Gauge and Gas Tank Gauge both show empty or zero pressure, and then after driving 15 mins will pop up to show actual measure"

George C., CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"The instrument panel lighting for the gauges are about 1/2 burned out."

Bob B., WI (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"I have on-going electrical problems. Current the oil gauge will read low/zero on some starts....though I have plenty of oil. I stop. Restart and gauge pops up to mid range/normal. My air conditioning has not worked properly for 10 years. It's been checked many times. On hot days (only) it will start fine, pumping out cold air and then just stop send refrigerated air. Sometimes, if I stop and restart the engine, it will return, but never longer than 10 mins"

George C., CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Most of the lighting for the instrument panel non functioning"

Larry M., CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Interior lights

"There is a short in the wiring somewhere."

John R., AZ (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"The truck is old and a new overhead wiring harness was installed"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Bought this lovely small 1/2 ton used pickup and immediately had to replace the electric window motors and electric lock actuators. The windows were having trouble completely opening & closing, and the keyless entry could neither lock nor unlocker the doors--a common problem according to research. Both would eventually result in not being able to close windows or unlock doors even with a key. Have a great local mechanic who replaced everything for $350 and now I have a great little truck for 1/1"

Sarah W., GA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Died twice in the last two years. AAA was able to fix each time"

Anonymous, SC (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Does not reliably work"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Warning lights

"Experienced engine overheat with no warning lights functioning"

Larry M., CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Starts on it's own"

Anonymous, MB (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"Broken pulley belt tensioner arm"

Nancy W., AL (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Difficult to fill up gas tank

"Iam having trouble getting the gas cap out of the filler pipe the dealership and online have no ideas except to change the fill pipe. Never had this problem before in the 10 pickups i've owned."

Craig B., MI (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Engine computer

"Trouble starting, engine running rough, cylinders misfiring. Diagnosed as computer trouble but issues aren't consistent"

Anonymous, NE (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Though no discernible problems can be found by dealers, there continues to be a recurrent "Check Engine" light. It is best dealt with by simply resetting that computer function"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"There was an air leak in the Intake Manifold. It casued an issue with the oxygen sensor and air/fuel mixture control. The engione ran rough at madium throttle."

Steve B., NV (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Engine misses upon cold start up. Eventually goes away"

Anonymous, MN (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"This is caused by the spark plugs problem which I have talked about"

Anonymous, AL (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Car engine knock unless using premium fuel. Has gotten as low as 13 mpg in town even with premium fuel"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Oil leaks

"oil pan had pin holes in it and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"small engine leak but not losing or dripping oil"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Persistent inor oil leak from somewhere in engine. Dealer did not recommend repair since transmission would have to be removed"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"several oil leaks"

Charles T., MD (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Persistent, slow leak that bears watching, but has not been repaired due to the high cost"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"This vehicle developed fluid leaks from the engine, transmission and differential even though it was garage-stored for it's entire ownership period. In the last 6 months we had to spend $1,450 to have these leaks resolved. This is Unacceptable!"

P W., AZ (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Minor oil leak near front of engine"

Anonymous, MD (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"radiator failed"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The plastic heater valve broke"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Put on new water hoses, upper and lower"

Harold M., AZ (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"hose in truck dry rotted"

John S., FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Same issue as for seals"

W T., VA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"passenger door or windshield at the roof brace has leaked water for several years"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"leak coming in from somewhere and soaking passenger side floor"

Anonymous, AR (2000 Ford Ranger None)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"seals within the motor; gaskets, I guess you call them. The shop said that was normal for that many miles"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leaks around rear sliding glass window"

W T., VA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"wind noise"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Every time I drive over a bump in the in road it makes a squeak that is very loud. I was told it is the steering system."

Anonymous, CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"15years old"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"serpentine belt squeals in wet weather"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Wind noise

"The Quad Doors have had unresolved Wind Noise ever since we purchased it 15 years ago. Ford dealers were completely unable to resolve the issue, so we just accept the high wind noise leve"

P W., AZ (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"leak due to corroded pipe"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Exhaust rusted through creating holes, hold up bracket rusted through, exhaust 'Y' pipe had to be made by Midas as there no replacements, overall it cost 1832.00 to replace the exhaust system"

David R., MI (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"normal wear"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"The bolts let go allowing the heat shield to fall of the box"

D H., ON (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Muffler

"muffler was bonded to bad pipe, such that it couldn't be separated without damage."

Donald W., MI (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Rusted away. Probably to be expected due to age"

Anonymous, AB (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"came off"

Charles T., MD (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"Leak in pipe just downstream of catalytic converter made too much noise."

Donald W., MI (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Rusted flange at the catalytic converter"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Corroded flange at the catalytic converter. Broken hanger at the end of the tail pipe"

D H., ON (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Rusted away. Probably to be expected due to age"

Anonymous, AB (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"exhaust pipe rusted through and fell off"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"It was necessary to replace the oil pan gasket and fro nt seal. In the process, the garage mechanics found it necessary to loosen exnaust manifod and header pipe nuts and bolts. I now have an exhaust manifold leak and a warning that the whole exhause"

Ernest K., NH (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"number 5 cylinder froze"

Paul B., FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Poorly designed valve seats and guides"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Cylinder heads were cracked. A lot of parts were changed prior to the heads being rebuilt, diagnosing the problem"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Cracked head"

Anonymous, MN (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engine over heated water in cylinder"

James R., MA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Cylinder loses compression, began in first cylinder are 65,000 miles. By 200,000 miles, 4 cylinders had low compression and I had to replace the engine. I am now having the same problem, 135,000 miles later on the second engine"

George C., CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Engine failed, required rebuilding"

St Jeor V., MN (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Replaced with an engine with 150000 miles on it"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Head gasket

"head gasket failed due to radiator tank crack"

Eugene P., OK (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Both head gaskets (It's a V-6) were replaced after I developed coolant leaks and several episodes of not having interior (cab) heat. Cost about $2,200. I always have all my work done at my Ford dealer where I bought the vehicle"

Janell C., ND (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"blown head gasket due to water-jacket corrosion in cylinder head-replaced heads with new aftermarket heads along with better headgaskets"

Charles G., WA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"This was cause by overheat due to radiator tank cracking"

Eugene P., OK (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"had to replace both head gaskets. did work myself"

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"The bearing in the clutch cylinder is letting go so replaced the clutch, bearing and cylinder"

Karen C., NH (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"I have replaced the clutch 2 times in the past 8 years, I had other manual transmissions in other vehicles in the past but this one has not been the best, other than that issue it's a good pick up"

Anonymous, NE (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"The mechanic shop removed and replaced the clutch kit and slave cylinder when the clutch went out, since fluid was leaking from the slave cylinder"

John C., WA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Normal wear and tear,"

Anonymous, KS (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Torque converter

"The torque converter needed to be replaced twice"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission started slipping"

Diane P., (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Started shifting rough which led to replacing transmissio"

Anonymous, SD (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Gears would not engage correctly"

Anonymous, AL (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"too many to right about"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"there was a weird noise happening when shifting. I took it in and they said it was because there was loose 'stuff' (My words) in the trans and it had to be replaced. I have not had any major repairs to this car before this and it could be said that c"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Ford Ranger None)

"I had to purchase/exchange 4 different transmissions for this truck. It was given to me as a gift . And it has been a battle keeping it on the road. I have paid for it more than once and can not afford to put any more money into it"

Florena C., MD (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Manual transmission has always been reluctant to shift, is in the shop now for rebuild"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Antifreeze level dropping with no apparent leaks. Not radiator, hoses, or head gasket. Not sure where it goes, but not the tailpipe or ground leak"

Anonymous, MN (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"fitting coming off engine to lower radiator hose rusted out and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"The antifreeze leaks was one of the symptoms that caused me to find that the head gaskets needed replacing"

Janell C., ND (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Intermittent timing cover gasket leaking causing a difficult diagnosis"

James N., TX (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Overheating

"Due to radiator problem"

Tom S., TN (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Radiator

"Radiator had to be replaced due to rusting out"

Tom S., TN (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"The radiator tank crack causing overheat that lead to head gasket failure"

Eugene P., OK (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"The overflow tank on the radiator is combined with the radiator as one piece, requiring the complete radiator replacement instead of only the overflow tank"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Radiator replacement necessary"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Ford Ranger None)
Thermostat

"replaced"

Charles G., WA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Water pump

"Failed and replaced"

Jay F., KS (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"down time - one day"

Anonymous, IN (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"minor body work required removal of seat belt retainers at bottom of front doors. currently pending necessary repair"

Ian B., HI (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"The drivers extended cab door won't open anymore. I believe the hinge is bad causing a misalignment. Very annoying."

Jeff G., PA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Passenger rear door cable snapped making it almost impossible to open/close"

Susan T., FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Poor passenger door fit ever since brand new. Dealers unable to fix. Must be slammed to be barely engaged. My opinion: stems from poorly fitted major right side panel during manufacture"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Locks and latches

"The driver's door won't unlock when you flip the lever to unlock it. I have had it repaired and now it stopped working again-so I manually lock it."

Anonymous, OH (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"electric locks no longer work, has to be done manually"

Anonymous, MI (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"key or lock ware"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seat belts

"The seat belts no longer retract as they should. The return spring is now weak"

Jeff G., PA (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Lock mechanism doesn't work. Rust."

Barbara S., WI (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Spare tire fell down on highway, wires holding it sheared off completely. Luckily did not hit another vehicle. Spare tire was never deployed or replaced. Do not live in northeast, nor did vehicle come from northeast"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Warning gauge does not give much lead time. Battery very difficult to extract and replace"

Anonymous, SC (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

"Engine stopped when I stopped at stop sign but eventually (after 30 minutes) restarted. Mechanic could not find any problems with the engine systems"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"It i not a 2000, but a 1997 model. your choices did not include 1997. Engine light code PO304 Cylinder 4 misfire. Corrected many times..."

Sammie H., TX (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Threads for plugs on engine head have become stripped. Cause possibly more the servicing dealer than the vehicle but since there is a kit to repair, assuming it is a common engine issue"

Anonymous, NE (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"occasional skipping. Replaced ignition wires and spark plugs"

Anonymous, SC (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"A spark plug fails often; the engine is not using oil. All the plugs are clean. The plug that last the longest is a Motorcraft plug"

Anonymous, AL (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"check engine light came on....need new plugs and wires"

Jamie D., NC (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Starter

"Starter stopped working"

James N., TX (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Slave cylinder leaking; replaced along with clutch"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"The transmission shifts really rough especially when you are doing freeway driving"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"It got in the habbit of taking a long time to complete the shift(s) the ford dealer replaced it with a rebuilt automatic transmission."

D B., CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Automattic transmission slips between 20 and 30 mph"

Anonymous, HI (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Transmission slipped between gear changes. Had the transmission serviced which did not correct the problem. Transmission still slips occasionally"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Transmission computer

"A problem developed in the 4wd, where the transmission tried to engage from 2wd to 4wd while driving, without it being turned on"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"seals do"nt hold upfor long"

Anonymous, KY (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"TRANSMISSION LEAKS"

Anonymous, MS (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"4wd stopped working, too costly to repair"

Anonymous, IN (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Differential

"Rear differential wore out. Cost to replace with a new or rebuilt was about $2000 which is more than the Ranger is worth. I paid about $750 to have a used differential put in. So far no problems"

Daniel W., KY (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Pinion seal leak"

Larry W., MI (2000 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"This model has a clunk sound and vibration when you start forward or reverse, as the drive line does not have a lubrication point where it slides in and out behind the transmission"

Anonymous, NV (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Electrical failure

"short in wiring to rear turn and brake lights"

John S., FL (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen difficult to see

"I am not sure what happens but, every now and then the entire display panel just goes blank. The speedometer doesn't work, the radio goes out and so will the interior lights"

Florena C., MD (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"Really can't complain too much... radio died! but it did work for 17 years"

Bob R., CA (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The AM radio has had horrible static since day one. Everything from adjusting the air-conditioning ,blower fan to using the turn signals to using the windshield wipers affects the severity and tone of the static. FM radio works fine"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"cruise control buttons and on off switch broken and worn off. Replaced with dealer supplied (but not free parts). Repairs by independent repair garage"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
May 11 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
DOPE, INC. IS RECALLING 42,540 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY DOPE, INC.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E025000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42540
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Apr 07 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY SABERSPORT.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16270
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Aug 03 2007
THIS COULD RESULT IN AN UNDERHOOD FIRE.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MOTOR HOMES CHASSIS, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FUSED WIRING HARNESS. OWNERS OF THE PASSENGER CARS INCLUDED IN THIS CAMPAIGN WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO RETURN THEIR VEHICLES TO THEIR DEALERS TO HAVE THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH DISCONNECTED AS AN INTERIM REPAIR. AS SOON AS REPAIR PARTS ARE AVAILABLE (EXPECTED OCTOBER 2007), OWNERS WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO RETURN TO THE DEALERS FOR INSTALLATION OF A FUSED WIRING HARNESS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 13, 2007, AND MAILING COMPLETED BY SEPTEMBER 19, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-888-222-2751.
For more information:
FORD RECALL NO. 05S28.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION;S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V336000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3600000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Mar 23 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN PRO-A MOTORS CORNER LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
PRO-A MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PRO-A MOTORS AT 323-838-2988.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO PRO-A MOTORS AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E026000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 61944
TIRES:TREAD/BELT
May 22 2001
SHOULD THE TREAD SEPARATE AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.
Summary:
THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: FORD IS REPLACING ALL FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT 15, 16, AND 17 INCH TIRES MOUNTED ON FORD TRUCKS AND SUVS. FORD REPORTS TREAD SEPARATION CAN OCCUR DUE TO A COMBINATION OF THE SENSITIVITY OF THE TIRE DESIGN TO STRESS, AGING, AND MANUFACTURING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PLANTS. FORD IS REPLACING THESE TIRES TO PREVENT POSSIBLE PREMATURE TIRE FAILURE. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: THE VEHICLES LISTED BELOW MAY HAVE BEEN ORIGINALLY EQUIPPED WITH FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT TIRES OR MAY HAVE HAD WILDERNESS AT TIRES INSTALLED DURING THE FIRESTONE RECALL LAUNCHED IN AUGUST 2000. CERTAIN 1991 THROUGHT 2002 FORD EXPLORER CERTAIN 2001 THROUGHT 2002 EXPLORER SPORT, AND SPORT TRAC CERTAIN 1997 THROUGH 2002 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 2001 RANGER CERTAIN 1999 THROUGH 2001 EXPEDITION CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 1994, AND 1997 MODEL YEAR F-SERIES CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 1994 BRONCO NOTE: BOTH ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND REPLACEMENT TIRES ARE AFFECTED.
What should you do:
THE REPLACEMENT/REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM FOR THIS CAMPAIGN EXPIRED ON MARCH 31, 2002. HOWEVER, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT FORD AT 1-877-917-3673 OR GO ON-LINE TO WWW.FORD.COM FOR POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE.
For more information:
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 01X001000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 13000000
TIRES:TREAD/BELT
Aug 21 2000
IF THE TREAD SEPARATES FROM THE TIRE, THE DRIVER CAN LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH CAUSING INJURY OR DEATH.
Summary:
TIRE DESCRIPTION: FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT, SIZE P235/75R15, PRODUCED AT THE DECATUR, ILLINOIS TIRE PLANT AND ALL FIRESTONE RADIAL ATX AND RADIAL ATX II TIRES, SIZE P235/75R15. OPERATION OF THESE TIRES AT LOW INFLATION PRESSURES, HIGH SPEED, AND IN HOT WEATHER, CAN CONTRIBUTE TO SEPARATION OF THE TIRE TREAD.
What should you do:
THE REPLACEMENT/REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM FOR THIS CAMPAIGN EXPIRED ON AUGUST 29, 2001. HOWEVER, CUSTOMERS SHOULD CONTACT FIRESTONE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-465-1904 FOR POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE.
For more information:
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00T005000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14400000
SEAT BELTS
Aug 18 2000
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED.
Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES, LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH TRW SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES. THE BUCKLE BASE OF THESE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND THEREFORE DO NOT PASS THE LOAD BEARING REQUIREMENT OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES."
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DATE CODE ON CERTAIN SEAT BELT BUCKLES OF YOUR VEHICLE AND REPLACE ALL SEAT BELT BUCKLES THAT FALL WITHIN THE SUSPECT DATE CODE RANGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN OCTOBER 26, 2000. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
For more information:
ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V228001
Potential Number of Units Affected: 144435
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
Mar 28 2000
AS A RESULT OF NO HEAT IN THE HEATER CIRCUIT, DEFROST PERFORMANCE IS COMPROMISED.
Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L OHC ENGINES. ENGINE COOLANT CIRCULATION THROUGH THE HEATER CIRCUIT IS PREVENTED BECAUSE OF A PLUGGED HEATER RETURN TUBE (WATER PUMP INLET TUBE) AT THE WATER PUMP. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE INTENT OF FMVSS NO. 103, "WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING SYSTEMS."
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PLUGGED HEATER WATER RETURN TUBES.
For more information:
ALL VEHICLES ARE AT TRANSPORTATION YARDS OR DEALERSHIPS.NO VEHICLES HAVE BEEN DELIVERED TO CUSTOMERS.NO OWNER NOTIFICATION WILL BE REQUIRED.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 00V094000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 49
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