2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L V6 from North America


Biggest pile of junk I've ever owned



Bought the truck in March of 2004. It had 17,000 miles on it then. It now has 48,000.

At 23,000 the transmission went out.

At 28,000 the Fuel Pump went out.

At 33,000 I was told by the dealer during a regular maintenance visit that I needed both upper ball joints replaced.

At 38,000 the top brake light seal failed and the inside of my truck was getting soaked every time it rained.

At 47,000 I had to replace the front brakes.

At 48,000 the Pinion seal on the front drive shaft started leaking as well as the left front axle seal.

The dealer replaced the pinion seal 3 times before figuring out the yoke on the drive shaft was grooved and that was part of the problem.

The truck has very little power and the transmission never shifts when it needs to unless you press the accelerator to the floor.

General Comments:

This truck is junk. I will never buy another FORD product as long as I am driving. In my opinion, their quality has really gone downhill over the last few years.

I always wanted to stay with American made products, but the next truck I buy will be a TOYOTA! At least they are dependable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd May, 2005

12th Oct 2005, 11:31

Hi, I own a 2001 4x4 Ranger Edge extended cab. It has 54,000 miles. While I generally like the truck, I have been disappointed with the quality. The Edge model has the mixed fabric/vinyl and the vinyl arm rest and drivers seat have both cracked. I've replaced two engine sensors. The truck was delivered with screws missing from the rear tail light assemblies, the hood placed on so poorly that it doesn't latch correctly, and the fender flares missing screws. Currently, the ball joints need replacing, but it may be time to replace the truck instead.

2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0 SOHC from North America


Awesome truck


One problem is the "Door Ajar" light comes on sometimes for no reason and the dome light will stay on until it corrects itself, haven't had this checked yet.

General Comments:

I love this truck.

Has excellent acceleration.

Has so much more power then I had expected to get out of this truck. The new 4.0l is great.

For some people the ride might be a little rough, but it seems like a very nice ride as long as I don't hit any bumps going very fast then you can really feel it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2005

4th Sep 2009, 09:44

I had the door ajar problem too. Spray a good amount of WD40 in the door latch. That fixed it for me!

2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 4.0L from North America


This truck is capable yet uncomfortable.


The differential pressure feedback sensor, DPFE, went bad. Vibrations come through the steering wheel.

General Comments:

The Ford Ranger is a capable off road vehicle. It has more than enough power and chassis strength for towing, rock crawling or other utilitarian uses.

The draw back to this is it makes for an uncomfortable daily driver car. It is best suited for a winter or work vehicle.

It is best not to drive this truck everyday seeing as how it gets absolutely terrible gas millage. Even with a 4.0L.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2005

2001 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6 from North America


Great truck, a little under powered though


One problem is that the light for the airbag comes on now and then. When I brought it to the dealership, they said there was no problem and I was charged $50.00 just to hook the truck to the computer.

The driver side door has a constant squeak in it though. Just enough to drive me crazy.

General Comments:

I love this Ford Ranger, I just think it is completely under powered. I mainly stick to city driving which is not too bad, but when I do have to go on the interstate, it is a nightmare. The pick up is so incredibly slow that I have to punch the gas to make 70 miles per hour, which really killed gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2005