Serpentine belt had chunks coming off of it at 8k miles. Dealer replacement belt squeaks.
Rear brake shoe lining came off and ruined brake drum at 11k miles. Both drums and linings replaced.
Front brake rotors warped at 13k miles. Replaced rotors and pads.
ABS system failure at 15k miles, ABS kept coming on all the time when braking. Took to dealer twice and not corrected. Pulled fuse to deactivate ABS.
Passenger door never wants to latch unless door is slammed hard. Driver's side door sheet metal lines up poorly.
It is a nice looking truck and the 4.0 has good performance, but crummy gas mileage to boot. WAY too many problems with the brakes considering the low mileage and that I do not drive hard or brake heavily. Poor fit of the doors on the truck. Truck is nicely equipped, but I'm disappointed with the quality for what was a $24k truck. I'll keep it another year until paid off then sell it and probably get a Toyota truck, I'm getting nervous with all the transmission problems I'm hearing about on these Rangers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th October, 2006