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Becoming very concerned
This vehicle is about 3 months old and already its starting to worry me. It has started to develop a rattle (injector rattle?) particularly when its cold, that is getting worse. The dealer offered to check it out but he said the 2.0 litre engine "just sounds tinny" and basically told me to get used to it. Great.
I was very disappointed with the quality of the paint job on this vehicle. The clear coat appears to be very thin and paint chips off to the base coat at the slightest bump. A friend with a similar Wildtrack was driving on Frazer islan...
Purchased in November 2020.
At 189 000 kms valve blew piston crack still have finance owing over 13 thousand to repair for a new engine
I’ve only had the car for 1 year 3 months nsw fair trading will not help as I’ve owned it over 1 year I’m stuck
Purchased in October 2019 for $27,000.00.
no spare parts
My son bought a 2020 top of the range ford ranger in late December 2020.
Unfortunately, he had an accident just before New Year.
After several hollow undertakings to have the car repaired expediently, this has not occurred. It is not the fault of the repairer, it is the fault of the Ford franchise in Sydney, who sold a current model vehicle without there being adequate (any) spare parts Australia wide!!!
On 2 occasions, the required part miraculously materialised in one dealership in Victoria and one in NSW, only to disappear when push came to...shove. This is shameful nonsense and actually may contravene ACL laws (replacement parts must be readily available). 10 weeks to source a part for a current model car? please!! Nonsense Covid excuses don't cut it. Ford and it's dealerships should be avoided, they appear to have been untruthful and certainly unreliable.
Purchased in December 2020.
Transmission Failure After 60,000km
Transmission replacement required on Ford ranger wildtrak after 60,000km. Failed while under extended warranty.
Ford has declined to pay for replacement in full.
Full Service History-never towed, never been offroad.
Transmission should’nt need replacing after 60,000km.
Purchased in January 2016 at Suttons.
Cannot remove key from ignition
I’m hoping someone(s) knows how to fix this.
My key cannot be removed from the ignition, the dash has the Parking P light flashing!
Gear stick is in Park!
Still key will not come out
I tried the little button near the gear level.
Still key will not come
I jiggled and wiggled the key while brake peddle was push still no joy.
What ya think?
Looks the part, stacks of power and drives well when it’s going... But!
I use this car for general day to day and towing a boat occasionally to the river
The car currently has 5000k when referring to this review
Good points: Comfort 5/5, Power 5/5, Styles and Features 4/5
Bad points: No vents for rear seat passengers. No Blind spot warning on mirrors.
Alarming issues: Had massive Diesel leak from Filter in engine bay caused road hazard. Fluid went everywhere in engine bay and down side of vehicle. Smell went throughout the cabin and still remains.
Concussion: Dealer fixed faults under warranty, but new car smell is replaced with diesel smell
Dealer support- Very average 2/5
Purchased in October 2020.
Purchased a 2.2lt manual Ford Ranger new. Just under 200 000Km later with all highway driving, approximately 120km per day and the engine blew. Faulty injector which put a hole in the piston with no warning signs. Contacted Ford who refused to investigate because the car was not serviced at Ford, although all services were completed on time/distance. Can not believe a $43000 vehicle only lasted 6 years, Ford Australia never again!
Purchased in December 2014 for $43,000.00.
Great truck for the money
Originally had the first of the 2012 XLT models and sold that earlier this year (2020) with 360,000 Klms on the clock and that truck never let me down or had an issue with it in all those years. It was used off road, beach, and of course the black top.
So when the time came to choose another truck given the positive outcome of the old girl I decided to buy a 2019 XLT with biturbo and with tech pack and so far its done 31,000 klms in 9 months, touch wood hasn’t caused me grief or let me down yet.
Only issue is I have noticed recently is that t...he “leather wrapped” steering wheel has slowly been peeling and mentioned it to the service staff today which is now currently under review by Ford as to weather is a warranty issue or my issue. Apparently its affected by hand cream or sun cream, both of which I don’t use, but more interesting is the service guy told me today that its not actually leather wrapped but a sort of composite vinyl and leather?? Anyway I guess they must get a few of these in due to creams etc so keep that in mind if you do buy one, not creams. Otherwise so far I’m still very happy with my second Ford Ranger XLT.
Purchased in March 2020.
Great Tourer, Daily and offroad capabilities
Had my ranger for a long time. I use it as a daily, tourer and do some serious 4wding. Never let me down. Only major item i've had to replace is the crank sensor. Though i do get it serviced regularly every 10,000km
Purchased in May 2016.
RANGER BUYER BEWARE
Purchased a Ford Ranger in 2016. In the first 100,000 km's we had to replace the starter motor; replace the gear box; fix the rear diff pinion seal which was leaking; replace the driver’s seat; fix the radio as it would not turn on; replace the transfer case which was leaking; fix the centre console which was distorted and not fitted correctly; and then finally when it just came out of warranty (115,000) the motor fails due to a – “what they say” the fuel unit leaked onto a hose, the engine lost fluids and then overheated. Now the dealer – Rex ...Gorell Ford want $20,000 to replace the motor. Having supported Ford for over 40 years and with five of them in the household, I would NOT recommend Ford again due to the total lack of care & accountability. They do not care about their product nor their customers.
Purchased in June 2016 at Rex Gorell.
Back seat comfort
Just driven from Hawkes Bay to Tirau, can’t feel my right leg, numb bum and sore back. Only seat that’s good is the drivers. Poor for comfort. Kids always complain now I know why.
Disappointed to say the least
Bought new February 2016 $56k
As winter came on the injector rattle was bad. NRMA advised to tow the car. Dealer said they "reset" something and 6 weeks later back again. Send back again and again during the colder months
every 6 weeks or so and never fixed. The temperature of the car would not heat up for at least 5 or more Km's. This coincided with the injector rattle. A fix to the injector noise may be to have the engine warm up quicker. Once at operating temperature no rattle.
Driving around the full electonic dash would go blank numerous ...
Purchased in February 2016 at Ford Dealers for $56,000.00.
Don't buy Ford if you expect Quality or Service
Our Company has purchased 6 Ford Rangers for our Fleet all of which have had issues.
We have dealt with 3 different dealerships and the customer service from 2 of them was underwhelming to say the least.
The latest in this saga is that our new top of the line Raptor Ranger, just 12 months old, requires a entire new engine but nobody seems to know why and we have no idea when the car will be back to us.
Expecting the car today, as advised, we have just received a call to notify us that it will now most likely be late next week but no-one is...sure as it depends of the workload for repairs on other vehicles. As of next week, the car will have been off the road for 4 weeks. We appreciate that we have been provided a rental car to cover this period however we are extremely unhappy with the requirement that unless our Company pays an additional $15 / day out of own pocket, we would be liable to pay $3000 excess regardless of whether or not we are at fault in the event of an accident. Understandably we are extremely upset the Company should be out of pocket at all given the issue remains one of warranty and our Company is the one suffering the inconvenience of having our work vehicle off the road for an unknown duration.
Purchased in July 2019 at Brad Garlick Ford for $80,000.00.
Absolutely the worst car I’ve ever bought
Bought my XLT brand new in less than 12 months I’ve had
Blown 10 speed gearbox
Complete brake failure in the rain on roundabout
Adaptive cruise control has repeatedly tried to accelerate into car in front
Turbo hose failure
Info dash failure
Start stop failure multiple times
Limp mode multiple times
Various warning lights appearing then disappearing
After weeks and weeks of arguing with Ford Australia finally getting a replacement ...
Purchased in November 2019.
Is it just me or is this a freak off-road??!?
I've drive 4x4's for work in the most remote regions for Australia's largest science organisation and have access to a wide range of 4x4 vehicles. The PJ Ranger took me totally by surprise with it's amazing off-road capabilities. It will climb Billy Goats in the Vic Alps without a hint of trouble and sit on top of the sands of the Simpson Desert with no issues, Toyo 265/75R16's definitly helped a lot there too. Had EGC fail like everyone else cheap and easy to replace. Oh hint here don't misdiagnose the oil in the radiator as a blown head g...asket it's the horrible grease like stuff that builds up after the EGC fails, no issue it'll come out with a good flush of front load washing detergent in the coolant for a week (trust me it works). Very strong car and mechanically simple and a slightly high low range however will get you anywhere your ground clearance will let you.
Purchased in January 2012 at Ford Dealers for $20,000.00.
Purchased my 2013 PX 1, XLS, manual, at just under 100,000 km, from my Son (who purchased a new PX 2, XLT, auto). Car now has 158, 000 km. I use it to tow an extended horse float, with all my needs and those of my horse, for competition, up to 4 day, weekends (2-3 tonne) and as a general "runabout".
I personally fitted the car with an Alpha canopy, electric trailer brakes, reversing sensors and camera, LED reversing and driving lamps, catch can, primary fuel/water filter, plywood tub floor and OM (PX 2) side steps. At 150,000 km I replaced all...
Purchased in July 2016 for $35,000.00.
Excellent ute for my use.
I've had the Ranger 3 weeks now, can not fault it in any way. The 2.0 engine is better in every way than the 3.2 I had previously and the gearbox is great too. I've towed a 2 ton trailer a couple of times and it's performed flawlessly. The suspension is incredibly comfortable, the 20.75 updates have worked wonders. FordPass is also a nice feature, love that I can warm up my car from the comfort of my home in the mornings. Also: I don't expect to be able to tow 3.5 tons all day every day without any problems. That is NOT what these utes are meant to do. Use some common sense and buy a Ram or an F150 if you're towing 3.5 tons regularly. Once I've got a few km on the clock will come back and update the review if there are any problems.
Purchased in September 2020.
Rubbish after sales warranty service. Mine has been in the Ford Dealers workshop 6 weeks Now
General private use, used daily, always serviced on time, reversing camera not working properly, Ford Dealer somehow destroyed the computer system trying to fix it, ordered a new one under warranty and can’t get that to work. My car has been in the Ford workshop 6 weeks now
Purchased in June 2017 at Ford Dealers.
2013 Px1 xl 4×4 manual
Brought the ranger xl 250,000km January 2019 , love it added a few xtras catch can pre fuel fitler ...
First diesel i have owned and the fuel economy is about 750-800 a tank(80 litres tank) fill up the tub level with firewood can barely notice the weight.
Now in August had 1 small drama no 1st 2nd or reverse, turn out its a common problem 45mm m8 bolt droped off the gear selector because ford didnt use loctite , have been inbetween nsw and vic a few times it loves the open road
Purchased in January 2020.
Engine blew up at 130,000km
Avoid at all costs, engine blew up at only 130000 km - tinny build, have had car since new and treated it like gold - don’t buy one of these avoid avoid avoid
Purchased in April 2013 for $60,000.00.
Questions & Answers
My 2016 ranger has developed a slight whistle under load
If you have a long-range fuel tank fitted with your purchase is the fuel gauge re-calibrated?
I have a problem with a 2008 3l ford ranger. When you turn the key you only get the battery light, oil persure light and its takes about 10 turn of the key to get the glow plug light and the check engine light. We have checked the glow plugs and all fine and still have the problem and its getting worse just seeing if someone could help me out cheers
|Transmission||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||18" Alloy||17" Alloy||16" Steel|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Doors||2 to 4||4||4||2 to 4|
|Seats||4 to 5||5||5||2 to 5|
|Fuel Consumption||7.4 L/100km||7.4 L/100km||8.2 L/100km||8.7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80 L||80 L||80 L||80 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel||4 Cylinder 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel||4 Cylinder 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel||5 Cylinder 3.2L Turbo Diesel|
|Max Power||157kW @ 3750rpm||157kW @ 3750rpm||157kW @ 3750rpm||147kW @ 3000rpm|
|Max Torque||500Nm @ 1750-2000rpm||500Nm @ 1750-2000rpm||500Nm @ 1750-2000rpm||470Nm @ 1750-2500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||2,500 kg||3,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Tray Type||Pick Up||Pick Up||Pick Up||Cab Chassis and Pick Up|
|Cab Options||Dual and Extra||Dual||Dual||Dual, Extra and Single|
|Maximum Payload||1,003 kg||954 kg||758 kg||1,313 kg|
|Ground Clearance||237 mm||237 mm||283 mm||232 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||237 mm||237 mm||283 mm||232 mm|
|Release date||July 2015||July 2015||July 2015||July 2015|
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