2nd Gen (1993 – 2013) Ford Ranger Problems

The 2nd generation of the Ranger has a cumulative PainRank™ of 9.46. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 1993–2013 Ranger model years have sent in 702 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (17%) followed by the transmission (15%) and the electrical (12%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2001 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2013 8
5.15
2012 5
1.79
2011 24
13.62
2010 9
4.91
2009 12
5.24
2008 48
17.55
2007 38
16.04
2006 28
9.39
2005 22
7.06
2004 41
18.06
2003 59
14.29
2002 57
19.86
2001 69
22.32
2000 63
8.4
1999 93
15.0
1998 45
4.92
1997 31
6.43
1996 8
1.46
1995 10
3.66
1994 22
1.57
1993 10
1.94

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