2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L V6 from North America
Biggest pile of junk I've ever owned
FORD RANGER XLT 4x4.
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.
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.