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.
Alerts
There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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 2005 Ford Ranger owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Brakes lock up and vehicle slides on wet pavement"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Rusted over antilock braking sensor so they come on inappropriately at slow speeds."

Anonymous, IA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"brake peddle got low"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Sooner than I thought after buying the truck"

David S., MA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"replaced front wheel disk brakes"

V B., UT (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Just wear USge"

Steven B., MI (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Brake pads were down to metal. Late replacement resulted in having to replace rotors in addition to the pads"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"The brake pads wear out because the rotors don't wear right"

Ken T., MO (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"I had the 2005 Ford Ranger 2005 XLT for ten years. I drove through mountains and plains. In the tenth year the Ford mechanics suggested that the brake linings be replaced due to normal wear"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Had $500 brake job done at 60k and $700 brake job done at 87k (20k--too soon). Mech said this happens. My intuition says it doesn't"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Twice now the rear breaks have rusted to the point where they jam. Noticed first when backing up. Rear brakes had to be replaced."

Dale H., MN (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Had to replace front wheel bearing anti-lock sensors, front calipers, front wheel bearings"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Things just wear out. Second set of front brakes in 80000 miles"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Wear USge"

Steven B., MI (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Drum brake pads disintegrated and locked up the rar axle,had to have total rear brakes built"

Glenn S., OH (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Rotors

"normal wear"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Complete brake job included rotor replacement (as it did before), pads"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"The rotors on this pickup always seem to warp easily. This gets annoying after a while"

Ken T., MO (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Squeaking

"Brake pad broke apart"

Fred H., NC (2005 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)

"charcoal canister and related components needed to be repllaced"

Anonymous, MO (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"The fuel gauge doesn't work. Also, eight months ago my fuel pump failed, leaving me stalled in traffic twice"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Fuel pump

"Minimal fuel being pumped to engine sometimes difficult to start"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced defective fuel pump"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"fuel pump in hard to get to location"

Lenore P., AZ (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Noise indicating wear"

V B., UT (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"FP failed while driving. First "fix" was not fixed, so it went out again"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"surprised the Fuel Pump failed with the low mileage of the truck"

Sonja S., GA (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Location of pump is in the fuel tank. Mechanic had to drop the tank to get to it. $425 for the part, $300 for labor"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Hard starting....fuel pump doesn't always start pumping when key is turned to "on." At dealer right now"

Anonymous, NV (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"had difficulty starting, but never failed to start"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"had to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Dealer can not find the reason for failing to start, repeated service calls"

Roger L., CT (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-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

"During heavy rain and the vehicle is parked in the driveway, the right side of the cab will have a large amount of water in the floor. I cannot determine where it is coming from. Have not taken to dealer to find cause."

Fred H., NC (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Water was leaking into the cab and it appeared to be from the seal at the back window. This was replaced, but it was not the problem. The problem was with a clip on the top of the cap. Once I had sealed it with caulk, the problem was solved"

Robert B., TX (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Window seals will leak in heavy rain"

Eric D., MI (2005 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"We get some heavy rain storms in Florida, and rain leaks in the top part of the extended cab of the truck. You can also hear water swishing in one of the doors sometimes"

Debby L., FL (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"This is an extended cab vehicle, there is a water leak in the roof area of the extended cab. There is also leaking in the doors (2 door model) that causes an audible water swishing noise after heavy rains."

Debby L., FL (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Every time we have a heavy rain the back windshield leaks on the passenger side. Creates puddles, but can't locate the specific point of leak though"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Water leaks at the rear cab stop light."

Anonymous, OR (2005 Ford Ranger)
Squeaks or rattles

"Speaks and rattles are minor at this time"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"The suspension system makes sounds as I am driving. Sounds like a rusty see saw or an old bed mattress."

Anonymous, FL (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Driver's side front upper control arm rubber bushing squeaks when in motion"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Squeaking noises in the driver door, especially when rolling the window down or up."

Debby L., FL (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

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

Ball joints

"Ball joints need replacement but haven’t been done yet."

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Ball joint driver side failed."

Glenn S., OH (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Front rubber ball joints needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Haven't replaced the shocks since I bought the car"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Idler arm and center link have worn to the point that replacement is recommended"

Steven P., UT (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Tie rods

"Tie rod failed and truck had to be towed."

Glenn S., OH (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"worn, had to be replaced"

Richard P., FL (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Entire wheel bearings needed replaced. Both sides"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Worn front wheel bearing/hub. Fixed it myself"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Left front wheel bearing wheat out"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"I would say its normal wear and tear after owning it for 14 years"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Flaking paint on tailgate"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"clear coat going bad"

Ken J., FL (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Rust

"Rusting on lower half of truck"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Rocker panels are rusting"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Front chromed bumber rusting badly no win two sections, both at either end of bumper Also, both footrails needed to be cut of, they totally rotted away. These are OEM parts Ford buys and installs for the 4WD models, apparantly"

Mark K., VT (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Paint too thin rusty all over"

Stevie W., CA (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Rust in front edge/corner of bed rust. Required repair to pass inspection. I added drainage holes, removed/modified moisture-trapping parts."

Anonymous, NH (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Front bumper rusted through on both ends. The cost to replace it was $466."

Anonymous, PA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"body rust in different places"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Clutch adjustment

"CLUTCH SOMETIMES SEIZES IN COLD WEATHER-ISSUE WAS ADDRESSED WHEN NEW AND SEVERAL YEARS AFTER BUT THE ISSUE STILL EXISTS. i THINK IT IS A BURR ON THE CLUTCH ARM ASSEMBLY THAT BECOMES AN ISSUE IN LOW TEMPERATURES"

Charles P., AL (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Gear selector or linkage

"hard shifting"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"I've owned two Ford Rangers 1994 and 2005. Both had trouble with master clutch cylinder and clutch plates."

Craig C., OR (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Rough shifting

"Transmission shuddered going into overdrive under moderate load."

Edward D., AL (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"Slipping or grabbing is about the same as a shudder."

Edward D., AL (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"I drive off road in the mountains. It is very hard on every part of my vehicle."

Craig C., OR (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Seals on front axel and rear seal on transfer case"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Minor leak not repaired"

Rocky G., CO (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Had to find and repair transmission fluid leak and replace high pressure lines"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

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

"This what I was told it could be, Not complete a full check because of upfront fees to look at the A/C."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Replaced original AC compressor. Not bad actually. Did it for about $650"

Evan Y., TX (2005 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Original compressor became very noisy"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Plugged in my charger for the cell phone, air conditioner stopped working. also none of the outlets for 12 volt accessories work at all now."

Roger L., CT (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Have to have the AC on max to stay cool in SC summers."

Anonymous, SC (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"The fan motor doesn't always work and has to be coaxed. The 'dot' indicators for warm, cool, cold only work on cold. The heater doesn't work"

Anonymous, MS (2005 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"Stopped blowing warm air. Air was cold"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"It leaked refrigerant and needed a new evaporator"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

"Since the manifold has never been touched I was surprised that the bolts were broken"

Sonja S., GA (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Air bag recall."

Glenn S., OH (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Airbag recall"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Airbags were replace twice. Not charged for the replacement."

Dale H., MN (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"There was a recall"

B G., CA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"factory recall"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"Both areas I believe were from old age"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-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

"Had problems getting it into 4 wheel drive. Replaced one unit years ago and now starting to have same problem"

Steven G., IA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Front axle had to be dropped out of the vehicle to replace the seals"

Anonymous, WV (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Differential

"the front seal went out"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"Had to replace front axle seals. Replaced rear differential seal"

Anonymous, WV (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Electrical failure

"There are bad contacts between the swtich and the 4 wheel drive unti. If you tap on the unit it will go into 4 wheel drive"

Steven G., IA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Transfer case

"Vehicle will not shift in to 4 wheel drive. Need to check shift motor on transfer case"

Michael M., PA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-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

"Replace main belt. Houmonic balancer went out. Wore out belt."

Anonymous, GA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Began knocking when starting on mild warm days, Unable to determine cause of knock. Problem has come and gone 3 times in 2 years"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"Rear main seal has developed a small leak according to my mechanic. He didn't think is was severe enough to spend the high dollars to get it fixed"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Very minor leak at rear of engine.I will not repair"

Rocky G., CO (2005 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Main oil leak between engine and transmission"

Rocky G., CO (2005 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

Gauges

"Dash panel lights went out. Replacement required 11 bulbs (originally @ $20 each and listed as obsolete) and removal of the dash. Cheaper bulbs were found, but replacement stlill cost almost $400."

Anonymous, MD (2005 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"it seems like the seal on the headlights was not good and so when moisture got inside the lamp the light would stop working and it would get rust on the coils"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Ford Ranger None)
Interior lights

"several dash lights stopped working"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-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

"Broken spring in the first cylinder. Replaced and is working fine now."

Andy F., IN (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"The 2005 Ford Ranger XLT had a malfunctioning valve in the engine block the mechanism that allows gas in to piston and vents spent gas to piston"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"It wouldn't shift into gear. I had the master cylinder replaced last year. This year I had to replace the clutch. Now it's doing it again"

David M., MI (2005 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Had to replace transmission"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-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

Coil

"replaced coil packs, plugs, wires, did not help. Dealer thought they would"

Roger L., CT (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Required replacement of wires and plugs due to poor starting and missing"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

CD player

"You never know if you are going to be able to successfully get another CD to start playing when you remove the one that is already in. It will keep ejecting"

Debby L., FL (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Radio

"Radio caused battery to discharge. Truck would not turn over or start."

Anonymous, FL (2005 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

Glass defects

"crack started in windshield a few months ago, looks like it originated from under gasket, now propigating into field of view"

Mark K., VT (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Locks and latches

"Passenger door failed to latch. Caused by malfunction of aftermarket installed electric/automatic door locking mechanism"

Jeremy K., NM (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"$424 to fix. This ain't your father's thermostat"

Robert G., TX (2005 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Dec 11 2017
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is superseding a previous recall for certain 2004-2006 Ford Ranger trucks to implement a final repair. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger's frontal air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 16, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S42. Note: This recall supersedes recall 15V322 which was an interim repair. Vehicles that received a replacement air bag inflator under the previous campaign need to return to a dealer to have an alternate inflator installed. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S42.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V788000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 328213
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Dec 11 2017
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is superseding a previous recall for certain 2004-2006 Ford Ranger trucks to implement a final repair. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 16, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S42. Note: This recall supersedes recall 16V-036 which was an interim repair. Vehicles that received a replacement air bag inflator under the previous campaign need to return to a dealer to have an alternate inflator installed.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V787000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 328213
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 25 2016
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Ranger vehicles manufactured March 24, 2003, to May 4, 2006. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began February 26, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S03. Note: This recall supersedes 14V-343 and only applies to Rangers manufactured in North America.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V036000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 361692
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
May 28 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Ranger trucks manufactured March 24, 2003, to May 4, 2006. The affected vehicles are equipped with a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on December 4, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S22. Note: This recall partially supersedes recall 14V-787.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V322000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 362327
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
Jul 13 2011
NON-FUNCTIONING LIGHTS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 RANGER TRUCKS BUILT FROM JANUARY 25, 2011, THROUGH APRIL 25, 2011 AT THE TWIN CITIES ASSEMBLY PLANT, AND SERVICE PARTS DISTRIBUTED TO DEALERS FOR CERTAIN 2004 THROUGH 2011 MODEL YEAR RANGER TRUCKS, 2002 THROUGH 2005 MODEL YEAR EXCURSION VEHICLES, AND 2002 THROUGH 2007 MODEL YEAR F-250, F-350, F-450, AND F-550 TRUCKS FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE MULTI-FUNCTION SWITCH WAS SHIPPED WITH A SUBCOMPONENT (SLIDER) THAT MAY EXPERIENCE DEFORMATION. A MULTI-FUNCTION SWITCH WITH A DEFORMED SLIDER MAY MALFUNCTION CAUSING THE TURN SIGNAL, TAIL LIGHTS, HAZARD WARNING SIGNAL FLASHERS AND/OR BRAKE LIGHTS NOT TO ACTIVATE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SWITCHES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 15, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.
For more information:
FORD'S SAFETY RECALL NO. 11C18.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: 11V352000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 26715
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
Jul 17 2006
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN AJ MOTORSPORT COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
AJ MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 31, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AJ MOTORSPORT AT 626-618-2026.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AJ MOTORSPORT 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: 06E065000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3593
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