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Complaints:

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

Engine:

Engine hesitates and sputters.

Engine runs 5-10 minutes and then shuts off.

Won't start.

 

Recalls:

1984 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

 

1984 Ford Ranger FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP NHTSA Campaign #07E064000

Date Announced: AUGUST 27, 2007 / Vehicles Affected: 34,000

Summary: Certain federal-mogul aftermarket fuel pumps sold under the brand names of carter, accuflow, Napa, truflow, parts depo, and parts master, shipped between August 2006 and July 2007 for use on the vehicles listed above. The fuel pump diaphragm in certain production runs may have been improperly installed or inadequately tested which may cause the fuel pump to leak.

Consequence: A leaking fuel pump could create a vehicle fire hazard.

Actions: Federal-mogul will notify owners and replace the defective fuel pumps free of charge. The recall began on October 15, 2007. Owners can contact federal-mogul at 248-354-7700. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 07E064000

 

1984 Ford Ranger LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES: HOOD: LATCH NHTSA Campaign #84V111000

Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 25, 1984 / Vehicles Affected: 460,918

Summary: Secondary hood latch components may have been improperly positioned during assembly. If the hood is not closed tightly, or is inadvertently released, the secondary latch may not work and the hood may fly up without prior warning.

Consequence: See above.

Actions: The hood assembly will be inspected and the hood and latch components will be adjusted, if necessary, without charge to the owner. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 84V111000

 

1984 Ford Ranger SUSPENSION NHTSA Campaign #84V104000

Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 06, 1984 / Vehicles Affected: 19

Summary: Weight rating information is incorrect on vehicle manual labels and rating decals.

Consequence: Not listed.

Actions: Dealers will be provided with the revised vehicle information. If vehicle weight is found to be greater than that specified on weight rating, the affected vehicle's rear axle may be repurchased from Ford. A price adjustment will also be made if appropriate. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall #84V104000

 

1984 Ford Ranger FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: STORAGE: TANK ASSEMBLY: FILLER PIPE AND CAP NHTSA Campaign #84V082000

Date Announced: JULY 09, 1984 / Vehicles Affected: 302,500

Summary: If truck is struck from the side, the cap on the fuel tank could become unsealed, allowing unsafe leakage of fuel. This is a failure to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 301, "fuel system integrity". leakage can be caused by an orange-colored plastic diesel fuel information ring which is found around the fuel tank neck, or by the tether.

Consequence: See above.

Actions: Upon inspection, fuel cap tethers will be replaced or diesel fuel information rings will be removed. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 84V082000

 

1984 Ford Ranger WHEELS: LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS NHTSA Campaign #84V023000

Date Announced: MARCH 06, 1984 / Vehicles Affected: 3,320

Summary: Components in the locking hubs were improperly heat-treated and may crack or fracture upon engagement of the front drive axles. The broken component on the left front wheel may become jammed against the nut.

Consequence: See above.

Actions: Cam assemblies in front wheel automatic locking hubs will be replaced. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 84V023000

 

1984 Ford Ranger SEAT BELTS: FRONT: ANCHORAGE NHTSA Campaign #83V134000

Date Announced: DECEMBER 20, 1983 / Vehicles Affected: 530,000

Summary: The bolts that attach the D-shaped ring for the shoulder belt are inadequately supported by the material in which they are mounted. The attachment does not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 210, "seat belt assembly anchorages".

Consequence: See above.

Actions: Dealers will install new attaching hardware to improve the strength of the mounting. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall #83V134000

 

1984 Ford Ranger FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: STORAGE: AUXILARY TANK NHTSA Campaign #83V115000

Date Announced: NOVEMBER 07, 1983 / Vehicles Affected: 1,548

Summary: Vehicles may have fuel or vapor line damage caused when an incorrect procedure was used in tightening bolts on adjacent components during assembly. The fuel tank may become damaged due to a loose cross member that supports it.

Consequence: See above.

Actions: Vehicles will be inspected and, when necessary, fuel and vapor lines will be replaced and the cross member will be tightened. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 83V115000

 

 

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