What's Wrong with the Ford Ranger?

Ranger owners have made 758 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (18%), followed by the transmission (14%) and the electrical (12%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Ranger.

Comparing Ranger Generations

Watch out for the 2nd generation's (1993–2013) 9.46 PainRank™, which is the worst of 2 generations. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
2nd Gen Ranger 1993–2013
702 9.46
1st Gen Ranger 1983–1992
46 0.69

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    The Worst Ranger Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2004 (41), 2007 (38), 1997 (31), 2006 (28), 2011 (24), 1994 (22), 2005 (22), 1988 (19), 2009 (12), 1993 (10), 1995 (10), 2010 (9), 2013 (8), 1996 (8), 1992 (7), 1986 (6), 1987 (5), 2012 (5), 1991 (4), 1990 (3), 1989 (1), 1984 (1), 1985 (0), and 1983 (0).