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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There are 8 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 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

Ball joints

"ball joints failed at 100,000 miles"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"One actually broke about two years ago. Other needed replacement due to wear about 8 months ago"

Robert C., MO (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Worn ball joints resulting in noise from front suspension on rough roads. Factory ball joints are not grease-able. Replaced with MOOG ball joints which have grease fittings."

Franklin T., NJ (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Bushings

"tie rod end bushing wore out and need replacement"

J P., TX (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"the dealer says it is weeping (not serious) & there is play on the steering wheel"

Anonymous, AB (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"shocks failed at 100,000 miles"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Corrosion led to failure of rear suspension"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace struts and torsion bars"

J P., TX (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"truck made noise when turning left. Problem ended up being caused by the sway bar being broken on both sides which also caused uneven tire wear. Also had to have new shocks all the way around."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Various clunking sounds from time to time. The right front was almost 3" lower than the LH front causing the vehicle to lisp. Torsion bars adjusted as part of 4 wheel alignment to relevel vehicle. Later the tech said also need ball joints, tie rod"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"had to replace front rack and pinions"

J P., TX (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"Unable to get to the root cause or correct"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Tie rods

"Loud noise going over bumps, problem also threw off the alignment"

Marco T., FL (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Right front hub went bad"

Anonymous, AK (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"right front wheel bearing replaced at 45000 miles - left front replaced as precaution. $800 - ouch!"

Ben A., MN (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"they froze up"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-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)

"Very poor overall exterior paint, peeling has exposed bare metal to weather"

James T., CO (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"paint peeled on top of cab."

Larry G., SC (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Peeling paint has been a continuing occurrence since new."

James T., CO (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Cab roof (black) paint faded/chalked to the extent that only primer showed in large area, thus entire roof had to be repainted."

F K., NJ (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Rust

"Vehicle has frame corrosion problems that necessitate replacement. Brake and power steering failures resulted from corrosion. Exhaust system is original, and it never has corroded. Seems as though Ford could have used better steel elsewhere, and not limited that choice to the exhause system. No matter, I'm shopping elsewhere"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Unexpected and serious corrosion of suspension mounting brackets to truck bed. Frame corroded, probably one year of USble life left. $800 repair at trusted body shop. Previously owned Ford Ranger went 15 years and 330 thoUSnd miles before develo"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Rust where cap is. probably not a ford problem"

John T., OH (2006 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Truck bed rusting badly"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"The area in the pickup bed just above the muffler heat shield has rusted through. The heat shield was held in place to the underside of the pickup bed with a foam layer which holds the moisture from rain and snow all too often and for too long"

R A., NH (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Spare tire rusted frame caused wheel to fall out while driving"

Anonymous, NS (2006 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

"On Windy days, you can hear air leaking on the passenger side. In heavy rain, water leaks into both doors."

Anonymous, BC (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Water Pump Leak and replacement"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"rear springs squeak, no apparent remedy"

R L., MA (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"It's a sport Ranger, the vehicle is loud"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"On moist days when applying brakes, especially on an incline a squeak is present for as long as I apply the brakes. Had breaks check at Midas and at the dealership and they cant find it"

Marco T., FL (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"related to belts in engine"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Wind noise at highway speed on Windy days"

Anonymous, ON (2006 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

"Compressor locked up and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"I can't discuss the mechanics of the problem due to lack of knowledge on the subject. The system would not cool the air coming through and I was told it was a compressor problem. I was also told that this was a common problem with this vehicle"

Anonymous, NB (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower motor failed."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Condenser

"The orifice tube was cleaned, this fixed the ac issue."

Andrew B., OH (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Electrical failure

"The AC must be set on max Cool or the heater is on"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Heater system

"heating system stopped working, including heat for windshield defrosting"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"refrigerant leaks"

Anonymous, UT (2006 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

"replaced switching unit"

Thomas N., CT (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"electronic control module burnt out"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Electric motor for shifting into 4WD failing"

Anonymous, NS (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
CV joint

"Vibration during operation from failing CV joint in front drive shaft varying with speed."

Franklin T., NJ (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Transfer case

"4x4 engaging and disengaging, replaced the whole transfer case, under warranty, all paid for by warranty"

Joao G., CT (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"is failing, metal shavings, 4wd doesn't work because of it"

James B., CA (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Muffler

"Had several tail pipe and muffler failures"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"Two recalls of of vehicle account of NHTSA ordered replacement of original Takata airbags."

Franklin T., NJ (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Recalled defective airbags replaced by dealer free of charge."

James T., CO (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Recalled twice for same potentially dangerous airbag issue, ie were replaced twice within a year due to potential lethal metal fragment discharge if both driver and passenger sides were to activate/deploy for any reason"

F K., NJ (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Takata airbag replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Ford Ranger)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"A broken wire caused ABS to stop working until I repaired it"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Calipers

"Siezed"

Vern H., BC (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Left front brake caliper has been sticking for several months and needs to be replaced"

R A., NH (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"There are many steep mountain sides here and brake wear it's unusual"

Laurence C., HI (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Only front brakes needed to be replaced"

William Y., WA (2006 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"had to have a valve job"

R L., MA (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"I have had to have hardened seats out into the cylinder head on two occasions"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)

"Stuck valve"

David G., MO (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"Timing chain tensioner failed allowing chain to jump one or more teeth of camshaft sprocket with resulting change in valve timing leading to catastrophic engine failure."

Franklin T., NJ (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"Broken front timing chain guide"

Anonymous, ME (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-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

Fuel pump

"Unable to start the truck until fuel pump was replaced."

Pauline M., DE (2006 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Fuel pump was replaced in early 2016 by Ford Dealer where vehicle was purchased. Replacement pump failed in early 2017. Replacement pump was by then out of warranty so I was forced to bear the entire cost of replacement"

Franklin T., NJ (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"The fuel pump died at about 54,000 miles. It took 4 tows to the repair shop to finally get it fixed"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Charcoal canister was bad, replaced myself"

Joao G., CT (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"had a coolant leak and had to replace entire housing assembly"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Water pump

"Replaced water pump two times due to leaking at impeller shaft seal"

Franklin T., NJ (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"was low on coolant and had shop check out, found weep hole leaking coolant"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"I started noticing fluid leaking on the garage floor recently. I suspected power steering fluid. Dealer diagnosed Trans Cooler lines rusted requiring replacement. $1000 repair. These lines should NEVER rust out!"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Rough shifting

"Shifting the 5 speed transmission into 1st gear after the transmission is warmed up is difficult. I have to work with it awhile shift into reverse etc. to get it into gear."

Anonymous, OR (2006 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Truck is becoming more difficult to shift into first or other gears after coming to a complete stop. Sometimes very difficult to get into gear after a complete stop. It used to be after long periods of driving now becoming more frequent!"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

Alternator

"The alternator stopped charging after 22200 miles."

Andrew B., OH (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Original battery failed (dead cell)"

Anonymous, LA (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Coil

"Coil failure led to engine misfire and rough idle"

Franklin T., NJ (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-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

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"I had to replace a front, driver side corner light"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Ford Ranger None 3.0-L V6)
Warning lights

"battery light came on had to replace alternator"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)

"After multiple contacts, our local Ford dealership finally replaced the recalled air bags. Then the passenger side airbag turned off light no longer worked. They said a switch had failed. I watched a YouTube video and replaced the incandescent bulb inside the dash. It works fine now."

Darrell K., CA (2006 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

Engine knock or ping

"Timing chains were loose and causing a noise. The timing chains and tensioners were replaces."

Andrew B., OH (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Oil leaks

"At about 30000 miles, the front main bearing seal began to leak. The seal was replaced by my Ford dealer but the repair did not resolve my problem. The seal was replaced a 2nd time which did not fully resolve the leak but made the problem acceptable"

Anonymous, LA (2006 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

Locks and latches

"problems with rear doors latch/cable systems"

J P., TX (2006 Ford Ranger None 4.0-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"Angle adjustment does not work"

John T., OH (2006 Ford Ranger None 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"tooth on internal gear broke. Rebuilt and doing fine. This truck was used on a mail route"

Robert C., MO (2006 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.

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 11 2018
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with sharp metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2006 Ford Ranger trucks. Ford is requesting owners NOT TO DRIVE these vehicles until they have been repaired. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode. On January 11, 2018, Ford Motor Company (Ford) notified NHTSA that they are recalling 2,700 model year 2006 Ranger vehicles built with passenger-side air bag inflators. As of February 9, 2018, Ford is expanding the recall to a total of 33,310 model year 2006 Ranger vehicles built with passenger-side air bag inflators. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners instructing them to not drive their vehicles, and dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall for the original population began on January 16, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S02.
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: 18V022000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 33310
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 11 2018
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with sharp metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2006 Ford Ranger trucks. Ford is requesting owners NOT TO DRIVE these vehicles until they have been repaired. On January 11, 2018, Ford Motor Company (Ford) notified NHTSA that they are recalling 2,700 model year 2006 Ranger vehicles built with driver-side air bag inflators . As of February 9, 2018, Ford is expanding the recall to a total of 33,310 model year 2006 Ranger vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners instructing them to not drive their vehicles, and dealers will replace the front driver side air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall for the original population began on January 16, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S02.
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: 18V023000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 33310
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: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
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:TAIL 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
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
Nov 09 2005
AFTER A PERIOD OF CONTINUOUS USE ON THE HIGH SPEED SETTING, LACK OF GREASE ON THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR MAY CAUSE THE GEAR TO DISTORT OR FRACTURE DURING OPERATION RESULTING IN A LOSS OF WIPER FUNCTION. INOPERATIVE WIPERS UNDER INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE A CRASH DUE TO IMPAIRED VISIBILITY.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, PASSENGER CARS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITHOUT GREASE BEING APPLIED TO THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WIPER MOTOR FOR THE PRESENCE OF GREASE AND GREASE THE WIPER MOTOR GEARS IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 22, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673 OR LINCOLN/MERCURY AT 1-800-521-4140.
For more information:
FORD RECALL NO. 05S40. 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: 05V520000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 199942
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