general problems of the 2002 Ford Ranger

11 problems related to electrical system have been reported for the 2002 Ford Ranger. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2002 Ford Ranger based on all problems reported for the 2002 Ranger.

car   Electrical System problem 1
Failure Date: 07/11/2016

My wife and I were driving on hwy 79from palistine TX to jacksonville TX Thursday 7/11/2016 when we noticed smoke coming out from under the truck we pulled over and noticed fire under the hood I tried to poor water on it all it did was just get worse and our truck all my work tools my lively hood blew up.

car   Electrical System problem 2
Failure Date: 06/01/2015

Door ajar light stays on after car is started and interior lights stay on for about ten minutes after vehicle is stopped before going out. Does not happen if very cold 20 degrees f, or less. Also drivers door will partially open occasionally when driving to the safety catch position. Door opening is normally at lower speeds, less than 30 mph and mostly when going around turns. Started almost a year ago.

car   Electrical System problem 3
Failure Date: 03/02/2015

Cant cotrol car want to lunge forward or stall hard to drive like this I am told it is the (etb) also door will not stop chiming.

car   Electrical System problem 4
Failure Date: 08/11/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2002 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that there was a progressing failure in which the cruise control switch failed to work and the light on the function button failed to illuminate. The vehicle was to be taken to a dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was not notified of the manufacturers recall number 101309 to address the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Dyd.

car   Electrical System problem 5
Failure Date: 06/01/2012

Passenger power window will not work. Replaced all components by an ase technician including switches,motor,and track. Window will still not operate. Technician stated that there is power to the window but it just won't work.

car   Electrical System problem 6
Failure Date: 05/23/2006

Dome light wont shut off & door ajar light on . The dome light could start a fire.

car   Electrical System problem 7
Failure Date: 07/18/2004

I have learned of this "auto rev limiter" function on my 2002 Ford Ranger pickup. I noticed this when clearing some cleaning fluid form the intake of the engine. It limited the engine to 3500 rpm were it oscillated. I have heard of other instances of a governor set at 85 mph on this truck. I feel this is un-necessary for Ford to install this and not mention it in the owners manual. If it is mentions I do not see it. I feel this proposes a risk factor in driving or passing when a little extra speed may be needed. I have not exceeded 85 mph in this truck and knowing it is limited to this speed helps me judge weather or not to purchase another Ford with this restriction or if I need to act in an emergency what the truck is capable of. It needs to told to the buying public before a purchase is made on this truck.

car   Electrical System problem 8
Failure Date: 12/22/2003

Truck combustion while parked on private property. No investigation by insurance company. Fire dept classified cause as unknown.

car   Electrical System problem 9
Failure Date: 08/07/2003

I need help. I was driving from my childs school the other day, while accelerating down the hill the car suddenly shut off. I lost complete control of the car and if it wasnt for the parking lot to the right I would have come upon a red light may have been in a major car accident. On August 11, 2003 I was driving to a scout meeting, while coming upon a stop sign I proceeded to tern on my head lights and the same thing began to occur. All of the instruments went off and suddenly came back on. But because we bought this car from a used car dealer I dont know if it is still covered under warranty. But after reading a lot of the horror stories on this site about people having problems with there Rangers also I am considering getting rid of the truck.

car   Electrical System problem 10
Failure Date: 10/16/2002

I am having multiple problems with my 6 month old truck. A strange oil loss that was loosing 1-2 quarts of oil a week, now fixed for the moment. The clutch disengages if any pressure is applied to the clutch pedal and will not engage until the pedal is fully released, dealer claims its normal. Various electrical problems with this heap, including failing sensors, interior light coming on when it wants to, and the check engine light comes on occasionally. This truck has starting problems sometimes, you have to crank the engine for a long time(up to 30 seconds sometimes) before it will start. Had to have a tire replaced with 1066 miles on the vehicle because some of the tread was beginning to come off, vehicle was realigned at the same time to cure a pull to the right which did nothing still pulls to the right. I have tried to get in contact of Ford motor company to get this vehicle replaced under a lemon law to no avail. I get told a story and put off, the dealership I bought this thing from does the same thing tries to fix it to no avail and puts me off. I paid 15 thousand dollars for this truck and now may lose my job because it is not dependable! something must be done this is not how to treat a repeat customer, this being my 4th Ford product and my last.

car   Electrical System problem 11

Consumer notice while traveling electrical waves burning consumer on the legs. Dealer has been contacted. Please provide further information. Ts.

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