1987 Ford Ranger Problems & Recalls

Complaints:

Looking to buy a used Ford Ranger? Here are some complaints / problems and recalls to be aware of.

Engine:

  • 2.9L won’t start.

Recalls:

1987 Ford Ranger SERVICE BRAKES, AIR: DISC: ROTOR NHTSA Campaign #98E010000

Date Announced: APRIL 08, 1998 / Vehicles Affected: 23,500

Summary: Equipment description: Aftermarket brake rotors for use on certain Ford and Mazda trucks. Cracked castings caused cracks to appear on the outer diameter of the rotor hat or around the stud hole.

Consequence: Loss of braking can result.

Actions: Aimco will reimburse consumers/installers for the cost of replacement rotors and installation. Consumers are requested to return to the location where the rotors were originally purchased/installed for replacement. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 98E010000 »

1987 Ford Ranger FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS NHTSA Campaign #87V139000

Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 04, 1987 / Vehicles Affected: 3,600,000

Summary: Spring lock fuel line coupling may not be properly engaged.

Consequence: Coupling could disengage due to fuel pressure, vibration, and engine movements; this would cause loss of fuel which, in presence of an ignition source, creates a fire risk.

Actions: Install retainer clips over the couplings to prevent coupling separation and fuel leakage. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 87V139000 »

1987 Ford Ranger WHEELS: LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS NHTSA Campaign #87V140000

Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 04, 1987 / Vehicles Affected: 1,220

Summary: Wheel lug nut cone angles do not match lug nut seating angles.

Consequence: Nuts could loosen in service creating potential for wheels to separate from truck.

Actions: Repair to prevent loosening of lug nuts. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 87V140000 »

1987 Ford Ranger SEAT BELTS: FRONT: ANCHORAGE NHTSA Campaign #87V075000

Date Announced: MAY 26, 1987 / Vehicles Affected: 13,430

Summary: The buckle portion of the seat belt assembly may not have been properly anchored to the floor.

Consequence: If this condition exists, the seat belt assembly would not withstand a substantial impact load and would be a potential for personal injury.

Actions: Inspect and make proper installation of seat belt and buckle anchor bolts, if necessary. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 87V075000 »

1987 Ford Ranger EQUIPMENT: OTHER: LABELS NHTSA Campaign #87V070000

Date Announced: MAY 18, 1987 / Vehicles Affected: 17,420

Summary: Stickers concerning handling and maneuverability which are affixed to drivers sun visor sleeves do not meet criteria for permanent adhesion.

Consequence: Vehicles do not meet formats specified by parts 573 and579 of 49cfr.

Actions: Owners will be mailed new sun visor sleeves with all applicable decal information permanently affixed. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall #87V070000 »

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