Ford Ranger owners have reported 27 problems related to fuel pump (under the gasoline fuel system 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.
On 8/13/2013 the original fuel pump in my 2002 Ford Ranger was replaced with an airtex brand fuel pump. On 3/17/2015 I had to replace the fuel pump after it failed,only 18 months and 5000 miles later. During the period of 6/10/2013 and 8/16/2013 airtex had a fuel pump recall on three different vehicle models,as well as having recalled defective fuel pumps since. Also in 12/2013 airtex began offering a lifetime warranty as opposed to their previous one year warranty. I have owned 6 cars and this is the only time I've had to replace a fuel pump. I believe my low mileage managed to prolong the life of the defective fuel pump,and therefore neither me or my repair shop should be liable. I also believe the history of failure with airtex pumps should make them liable for my repair,despite any outdated warranty. I believe their constant recalls and opting to provide a longer warranty suggests they don't have the faith in their product they expect me to. I feel airtex customer support failed to address my issue or provide any means for resolution. This is a defective pump,no question about it. I still have all repair receipts and the defective fuel pump and filter that were removed from my truck. There is zero chance how I drive,park or anything I have done had anything to do with this fuel pump failure,I do not want to be punished because I preserved their defect beyond the warranty period,which airtex themselves deemed to be insufficient,otherwise why would they change it to a lifetime warranty?.
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The contact owns a 2004 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without any warning immediately after being started and could not be restarted. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where they advised the contact that the fuel pump failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages was approximately 13,202. Updated 04/30/lj.
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The contact owns a 2004 Ford Ranger. The contact was driving 50 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel pump shut off switch needed be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 92,000.
Tl. The contact owns a 2005 Ranger edge. The contact stated while driving 35 mph the vehicle suddenly shuts off. The contact stated the vehicle shuts off due to the rest button getting hot and stopping the fuel flow to the engine. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer. The dealer stated the vehicle is shutting off due to a faulty fuel pump. The dealer replaced the fuel pump but that did not remedy the issue. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer and the dealer stated again the replacement fuel pump. The dealer replaced the second fuel pump and that has not remedy the issue. The contact stated the vehicle continues to shut off without warning. The contact stated the vehicle can cause a crash. The failure mileage was 77,000. Jo.
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Ford vehicle lost power and stopped running with full tank of fuel. Would not restart, had towed to repair shop. Replaced fuel pump for $606. 99. Drove about a mile and same thing happened again. Found that the fuel inertia shut off switch needed re-setting. Bought a fuel pump I didn't need. This has happened multiple times this year again. Ford dealer said I needed a fuel pump. (35,000 miles) again, no way. The replacement part (inertia switch) moves the switch from passenger floor area to side kick panel. The design change shows design flaw. Ford should replace for no cost. Very dangerous when engine dies.
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The truck would suddenly stop running. It occurred randomly, sometimes weekly, sometimes monthly, I never knew when it would happen. It would eventually restart. After replacing the fuel filter and the fuel pump (twice) to no avail, I asked my neighbor to look at the inertia switch (Ford would not; they said that "couldn't be the problem"). The switch was all fried out inside, and the connector and the wire leading to it were melted. Apparently, the connector was bad. He said that it should have caught fire already. He replaced the switch and put in a different connector and I've had no further problems. I can't believe that I never had an accident, as I mostly drive on the freeway and in the mountains.
My 2005 Ford Ranger stalled on me while driving down highway at 65mph and has done this before driving around town whenever the fuel kill switch is bumped by someone's foot while sitting in passenger seat. Whenever fuel kill switch gets bumped it stops the fuel pump then truck stalls. (very dangerous someone's going to get hurt if not fixed) the fuel kill switch is located on passenger side fire wall where your right foot is. If you stretch your leg you will hit the switch. Ford should recall this problem. Relocate switch before someone gets hurt. Very dangerous when driving and your truck stalls cause switch gets bumped. It don't take much to set switch off. I have been to tasa Ford in r. I. And explained this problem to them and they said they have had this problem with other vehicles and Ford knows about this problem but has not had a recall!! something needs to be done. Hope you can help thank you.
The contact owns a 2000 Ford Ranger. While traveling at 30 mph
the vehicle suddenlly shut off followed by all of the warning lights appearing on the dashboard. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic shop where the contact had the fuel pump switch replaced. The vehicle had not been diagnosed by the dealership at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were 68315.
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2005 Ford Ranger pickup truck. The fuel pump inertia switch trips on smooth road with no bumps. It shuts down the engine. It happened eight times this month. Once on a busy interstate beltway. I've researched many others with this problem. It should be recalled and Ford should fix it free.
I have a 2005 Ford Ranger. I was involved in a very close to an accident on the PA turnpike when a trailer truck changed lanes in front of me within inches. I hit the brakes very hard in order to avoid hitting him. The inertia switch which shut off the fuel pump actuated which it is designed to do. My problem is the inertia switch continues to actuate for no reason. I called Ford and they said vehicle was out of warranty so I would need to pay upwards of $200. 00. I would think this is a serious safety problem. My wife refuses to drive the truck.
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that the fuel pump shut off switch activated which caused the engine to shut off while he was driving. The contact stated that the failure occurs whenever the speed increased to 30 mph while driving. The dealer was contacted and they were unable to assist him since all of the computers were inoperable. The failure mileage was 35,000. Updated 02/02/10 updated 02/05/10.
Failure occurs on a 2003 Ranger edge 4wd 4. 0l extended cab, in this case, as well as in many other model years and styles of the Ford Ranger pickup. Ford design flaw in placement of fuel pump cutoff switch (inertia switch) in the passenger compartment where it can be easily kicked (triggered) by passenger. Description of incident:
1. Engine turned off at supermarket, vehicle parked on a cold January night. Passenger inadvertently trips fuel pump cutoff switch with foot while exiting the vehicle. Parties return to a vehicle that will crank but will not start. Unaware of Ford's design flaw, parties walk home in freezing temperatures burdened with valuables and groceries. Internet research on wiki answers site reveals tripped fuel cutoff switch as common problem as a result of a design flaw that places said switch within easy kicking distance of passenger's feet. Owner returns to truck next day, re-sets the switch and vehicle starts normally. 2. The failure occurs whenever passenger raises their right foot, inadvertently making contact with the switch. 3. The failure was corrected by re-setting the switch, but design flaw persists. This design flaw could be extremely hazardous if switch was kicked (triggered) at speed on crowded freeways or in remote locations. This improper placement may be purposeful to keep Ford repair tech's busy, as this design flaw is found in many model years and styles of the Ranger pickup. Vehicles should be recalled to have switch re-mounted up a minimum of 4 inches, or rerouted and placed up under the dash so inadvertent triggering could not occur by passenger shifting feet or exiting vehicle.
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Driving on i75 when engine stopped. I lost all power. Was able to coast off the road and onto the shoulder. After 5 minutes, truck started and drove home without any further problem. Continued to have same problem, didn't matter what speed I was driving or if I was stopped at a light, and it would stop repeatedly in one week or go for months without a problem. Truck would stop and would eventually restart within a couple minutes or up to 30 minutes after it had stopped. I repeatedly had to coast or push this truck from the roadway without any power steering. In early 2011, the truck stopped 3 times in one day. The third time it stopped in front of friendly Ford, monroe, mi. They kept it for 2 weeks but it only stopped running for them one time and it repaired itself before they could find the problem. In may of 2012, it began stopping multiple times in one day. It stopped and would not restart and I had it towed to crest Ford in flat rock, mi. They discovered the fuel shutoff inertia switch had failed and replaced it and the pig tail wiring harness. It apparently had overheated for some time and had melted the wiring harness into the switch. I paid $367. 94 for these repairs. At this time the truck only had 28,370 miles on it. The truck was used very little and was always kept inside my garage. The dealer told me to contact Ford for possible reimbursement. Ford told me they did not have a recall for this problem at this time but to keep my receipt in case of a future recall. I feel this is a safety problem. This switch is designed to shut off the fuel pump during a crash so as not to feed a fire. I googled for "Ford Ranger defective inertia switch," and found thousands of similar complaints where their Ranger would suddenly stop and eventually would require the inertia switch to be replaced and in some instances, it was replaced as many as 3 times during ownership.
Fuel filler tube cracks at the fuel pump, resulting in fuel pouring out and fuel vapors escaping while driving or while parked. This could result in the vehicle catching on fire. Ford is aware of the problem and sells replacement filler tubes for upwards of $500, not including labor.
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The contact owns a 2004 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that the fuel pump shut off switch caused the vehicle to stall without prior warnings. As a consequence, her risk of a vehicle crash increased. The repair shop replaced the fuel pump shut off switch and installed a pressure reset locater kit. The failure mileage was 48,400 and the current mileage is 67,000. Updated 01/05/10 when the problem resurfaced again, the consumer was informed the switch was no longer available and he would need to install a relocator kit for the fuel pressure switch. The reset button is now located behind the passenger kick panel where the fuses are located. Updated 01/05/10.
On two occasions all power in this 2004 Ford Ranger vehicle shut down. The first time it would not restart and after checking the manual I reset the fuel pump shut off switch located beneath the glove box area and the vehicle restarted. 3/01/07, late evening, the vehicle lost all power on an expressway. Luckily, we were in the slow lane and could drift to the shoulder. I turned off the ignition before pushing the reset button for the fuel pump and it started. Ford motor customer care representative told me to take it to an assigned local dealer. The dealer said it will cost $59. 95 for the diagnostic service and if this part is defective it is not within the 36,000 mile warranty and if Ford pays a portion it would be a very small amount. I have read two other on-line complaints, almost identical. One was listed under electrical problems and the other one was under engine problems. I am glad we were not in the fast lane or had another vehicle following close behind. I have not replaced any parts at this time.
The contact stated while driving the 2005 Ford Ranger at 60 mph, the fuel pump switch located on the passenger 's side floor was touched, which made the vehicle cut off. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to reset the switch.
: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was maneuvered off the road. This occurred several times before the vehicle was towed to the dealer replaced the fuel pump. Updated 11/30/06.
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: the contact stated while driving on the highway at 60 mph the vehicle stalled. The vehicle coasted off the road and was towed to the dealer. The dealership replaced the fuel pump sensor.
The 2003 Ford Ranger developed a gas leak off the fuel pump after further search fopund the fuel pump was leaking due to a fuel line break and the top of the fuel pump the plastic top was cracked and broken. Ven #iftyr14v23pa70793/36077miles.
Fuel pump cracked. As a result, fuel poured onto the muffler. Consumer iwasconcerned that the vehicle will catch on fire.
Fuel pump and mechanisms to support correct operation failed upon ignition in driveway. It is second report given to the NHTSA and it is possible if vehicle is hot explosion could occur.
While driving vehicle fuel pump failed at speed of 35-50 mph and emptied 3/4 of a tank of gas unto roadways. Weater was damp and wet,hot weather or different circumstances could of caused injury.
Fuel is leaking from top of gas tank, replaced the fuel pump, fuel pump electric (in tank) and asy fuel tank.
The symptom was that the engine lost power and stalled while driving at highway speeds. The fuel filter was replaced, but the symptoms continued. The truck was brought to the dealer, and the dealer claims that the fuel pump was defective, and replaced it. After the new fuel pump, the symtom occured again within 1 day. The dealer had the car for several more days, and claims that nothing else was found, and no other changes or modifications were made. After the second trip to the dealer, the problem has not re-occured.
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While driving vehicle just quit cold, and would not start again. Ranger was towed to dealership. Problem was related to fuel pump which was replaced at owner's expense. Please provide any furhter information.
Vehicle stalling due to failure of the fuel pump/sender and sensor, sensor replaced a second time due to failure. Mjs.
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