Car Stall Problems of Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger owners have reported 26 problems related to car stall (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Ranger based on all problems reported for the Ranger.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2004 Ford Ranger 1
Failure Date: 07/02/2017

Was driving and suddenly, my vehicle started to lose power. Was very scary because it was at night. Engine light came on and power was lost. Pulled off freeway into gas station. Checked fluids, etc. . Upon trying to leave, vehicle was sputtering with no compression. I did not think I was going to make it home. After a few minutes, I tried again, this time giving vehicle more gas. It seemed to do a little better. But, every time I had to slow down or stop for a stop sign or traffic light, vehicle was sputtering and acting like it was going to stall out. Was very nerve racking, as I was afraid of being rear ended by cars that were behind me. Now every time I slow down to where vehicle is in idle, it acts like it is going to stall out on me, which makes me very nervous. Had a mechanic install new plugs, new injector, coil package and vehicle is still doing badly and running very rough. Engine light still comes on after having all these new parts installed. Mechanic also recommended using a gas additive and filling tank with premium gas, which I did. Still running rough. Upon further research, have found out that Ford Rangers, years 2004 through 2006 are having the same problem. My vehicle only has 66,362 miles on it and I have kept maintained at all times. Ford has known about this but has not done a recall yet. I feel that they are responsible and that there should be a recall on these vehicles. Either I will have to buy a new engine or a new vehicle, which I can not afford. Ford needs to recall and pay for what needs to be done to fix this problem, as they were aware of this problem and have done nothing about it. I should not have to pay for new engine or new vehicle, when my 2004 Ranger has low mileage and has been well maintained the whole time that I have had it. It is the 3. 0 vulcan engine. Please help.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2003 Ford Ranger 2
Failure Date: 09/02/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2003 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled and the contact was able to maneuver vehicle to side of road and it restarted. The warning indicator were illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer nor independent mechanic and there was no diagnostic test performed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified about the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 244,000. Lb.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2006 Ford Ranger 3
Failure Date: 01/24/2012

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph the engine misfired, causing the vehicle to rough idle and stall. The contact took the vehicle to a local mechanic for diagnostic testing. The test results concluded that the vehicle needed a tune-up. The tune-up was performed however, the failure was not corrected. The contact took the vehicle back to the local mechanic where a second diagnostic was performed, concluding that the vehicle was in need of a tune-up. The vehicle was not further serviced. The failure mileage was 160,000.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2000 Ford Ranger 4
Failure Date: 11/15/2008

At 56,000 miles, this is the third time my truck has developed engine spontaneous racing even while in gear. This is a hazardous condition with potential injury/fatality. Occurred at 22 k mi, 45 k mi, and now at 56 k mi. When it occurs vehicle wants to race ahead and crash unless taken out of gear when the engines races and sometimes won't stop unless I intentionally stall or turn off the engine while in traffic. It is not an incident, it is ongoing. I have used the dealer repair shop exclusively. They replaced the throttle position connector at 22k mi. They referred to technical service bulletin 00-3-5. I, of course, would like this fixed permanently as it gradually recurs more and more often to the point of several times a day.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2003 Ford Ranger 5
Failure Date: 08/21/2005

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Ranger. While driving vehicle stalled. The dealership had the vehicle 6 times, but could not find anything wrong with it. The contact stated the vehicle started jerking then it died, and after waiting approximately 1 hour the vehicle started back up. The dealership wanted to trade the vehicle with the contact. But the manufacturer wanted the dealership to find the cause of the problem before they would authorize the transaction. The consumer contacted the manufacturer.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Ford Ranger 6
Failure Date: 01/31/2005

Consumer was driving aproximately 10 mph, and while making a right turn, the vehicle stalled. Consumer lost control of steering and brakes.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 1999 Ford Ranger 7
Failure Date: 09/30/2004

While applying the accelerator pedal the vehicle failed to accelerate. The vehicle vibrated and stalled without warning. The driver was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the transmission needed to be replaced. Please provide further details. . Consume rbought a 1999, Ford Ranger with 76931 mile son it. Seller was to fix transmission before consumer took vehicle home. On 10/14/2003 took vehicle to scott Ford for inspection, they claime dit wa sokay. On 07/09/2004 consume took vehicle to rainbow tire to have tire rotation an dbalance. They claimed ball joint was defective. On 07/12/2004, consumer had ball joint replacement and an alignment. On September 19, 2004 vehicle would not go uphill. Consume rpulled off the road and walked home. Some friens picked consumer and passengers up. Brother-in law johnny drove vehicle home . Johnny told consumer he had to drive it home in longer all the way home.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Ford Ranger 8
Failure Date: 03/08/2004

Intermittently while driving 35 mph vehicle stalled. Vehicle was towed to the dealership and kept for two days, but could not duplicate or correct the problem.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2000 Ford Ranger 9
Failure Date: 11/12/2003

When coming to a stop or when making a turn in either direction vehicle stalled. Vehicle only stalled when the fuel tank was half full.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2003 Ford Ranger 10
Failure Date: 11/06/2003

While driving vehicle intermittently stalled. The cause of the problem had not been determined.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Ford Ranger 11
Failure Date: 06/14/2002

Vehicle has stalled out while driving on three (3) occasions and was prevented from stalling on one other. First occurrence was on 06/14/02 with approximately 2800 miles, vehicle was traveling approx. 15-20 miles an hour and turning into a parking lot. Second failure was on 07/09/02 with approx. 3650 miles, vehicle again was making a turn at approx. 15 mph. This failure occurred the evening of picking up the vehicle from jerome duncan Ford for service. However, jerome duncan refused to itemize this problem on their repair list because the vehicle was currently running and did not stall out in their possession. Third failure occured 08/11/02 with approx. 5700 miles, vehicle was traveling at approx. 25-30 mph attempting to turn or curve to the left. Each time this "stall out" has occurred the engine has been warm and the gas tank had 1/4 or more of gas in it. I prevented the fourth occurrence from happening when stopped at a traffic light and giving the engine some gas while keeping one foot on the brake. I have taken this vehicle in for servicing for this problem 3 times, however, 2 of the times jerome duncan Ford has refused to document it, saying the vehicle is running and appears to be in working order. Only once has this vehicle been documented with a Ford dealer for issues, russ milne Ford 24777 hall rd. Macomb mi 48042 (810) 948-7700. The technicians there have not been able to determine the cause for the stall outs. I will once again take my vehicle in and have this problem documented to ensure my case under the michigan lemon law. Because the vehicle "stalls out" all power is lost, enabling me to steer properly and possibly endangering myself and others. On the second occurrence I narrowly missed a head on collision. I would like this matter investigated and would appreciate your assistance. Thank you.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2001 Ford Ranger 12
Failure Date: 04/01/2002

When driving vehicle will without any notice stall out on highway. Contacted dealer, and the dealer cannot find cause.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2002 Ford Ranger 13
Failure Date: 03/21/2002

The vehicles engine idles roughly which causes the vehicle to shake. I noticed this problem instantly after picking up the vehicle from the dealership. I had taken it in to dean sellers Ford in troy michigan with 500 miles on it and I was told that it was a new engine for the Ranger, and it was suppose to drive like that. However, after continuing to drive the vehicle and experiencing stall outs I believe there is something wrong with my engine. I started up other Rangers at other dealerships and yes, when first started the idling is rough but then kicks down to a normal running idle. I have had a service tech. Agree with me that the idling seems to be rough on my vehicle but nothing has been found to correct the issue. Nor has anything been found on the stall outs. I have also experienced "jolting" or "surges" of power while driving. Attempting to speed up 5 or 10 mph produces a jolt forward as though you have gunned the engine, at times it feels as though the vehicle is speeding up on it's own. I truly believe Ford is manufacturing faulty engines with this particular vehicle and I am completely 100% unsatisfied with my purchase of this vehicle. I have owned a 1995 Ranger and had never experienced a problem with that year line. Someone of authority needs to investigate this vehicle and consumers should be compensated for the many issues Ford has with Ranger engines. Your assistance and power is much appreciated.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2000 Ford Ranger 14
Failure Date: 09/25/2000

After driving 30 miles vehicle would intermittently commence to knock and stall. Vehicle been in dealer shop on five occasions, and they are unable to locate problem. Feel free to provide any further information on this matter.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2000 Ford Ranger 15
Failure Date: 08/27/2000

Consumer was traveling about 15mph one street and she was making a turn, and she was smelling gas odor for a week. Gasoline started pouring out onto the ground. Vehicle was towed to the dealership. Currently, vehicle has stalling problems.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 1996 Ford Ranger 16
Failure Date: 03/20/2000

While driving down the road and all of a sudden lost all power and vehicle stalled. Contacted dealer.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 1998 Ford Ranger 17
Failure Date: 10/10/1998

I sent a letter with more details on this incedent and others! this is my main concern the vehicle stalls out and am afraid of an accident and or a death of me or another driver of another vehicle!.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 1998 Ford Ranger 18
Failure Date: 05/01/1998

Due to the defective barometric pressure sensor, while driving down hill, the vehicle will stall unexpectedly which almost caused an accident. Dealer refused to repair the barometric pressure sensor. Please provide further information.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 1996 Ford Ranger 19
Failure Date: 10/08/1997

In wet weather vehicle stalls when traveling over small puddles.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 1996 Ford Ranger 20
Failure Date: 03/01/1997

While driving vehicle stalls out, incident has occurred three times. Consumer's speed varies between 25-65mph when driving. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 1999 Ford Ranger 21

Ignition takes 2-3 times before vehicle will start, vehicle idles below 1 rpm and feels as if it's going to stall.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 1996 Ford Ranger 22

Engine intermittently fails/stalls.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2000 Ford Ranger 23

Counting the current Ranger, is has been my fourth. I've owned 94', 96', 98' and 00' Rangers, I've never experienced as many problems with them as I have with the 00' model year. The cruise control still operates like in the 96' and 98' model but the cruise control keys no longer light up, so at night I have no clue what each of the four buttons is supposed to do. I took the vehicle into the dealership and was advised that all the comonents were there light bulbs wires etc. . . . Except that a positive feed to the lights on the buttons was not suplied and this was a "new" feature on the 00' model year. I think is an outrage that such a "cool" option which actually has a purpose has been deleted. My other problem with this vehicle is the transfer case, it failed at 500 miles of operation the truck was less then a month old!!!, I was advised by the dealer had I used the 4x4 thing could have been ugly!!!. . I hope is just an isolated incident!!!. Also I'm having problems with the engine, sometimes when putting the truck in drive or reverse from a complete stop it stalls. . . . It just dies!!!!!. . . Usually I have to crank it a few seconds before it starts, also a few times the idle speed has increased from under 1000rpm's to over 2000rpm's while the truck is in idle and warmed up, what is causing this I do not know.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 1997 Ford Ranger 24

This is a safety problem it causes vehicle to stall, when pulling out into traffic,and at times almost causes accidents.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2001 Ford Ranger 25

Intermittently while driving vehicle stalled and wouldn't restart. Dealership has serviced vehicle several times, and performed a diagnostic test, but they were unable to identify the cause of the problem.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 1999 Ford Ranger 26

Alternative fuel engine vehicle. Intermittently vehicle will stall out and die witho out warning in warm climates. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

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