Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Ford Ranger 4x4?
Off road damage
This four-wheel drive Ranger is intended as a vehicle for mud plugging, but do inspect the underside for signs of damage caused by rocks. Also, make sure there aren’t clumps of mud stuck to it because that’ll trap water that may then lead to corrosion.
On Rangers built between 30 September 2011 and 31 March 2012 that were equipped with an automatic gearbox, there could be a downshift from 6th to 1st because of an incorrect signal from the output speed sensor. A recalibration of the sensor solved the problem.
The gearshift cables on Rangers made between 17 November 2015 and 24 February 2016 can damage the rear driveshaft. Dealers were to inspect the gearshift retaining clips to ensure correct alignment to prevent the two from coming into contact.
Side airbags that fail to deploy
The ignitor used in the side airbag system to inflate the bag itself might fail to operate in a collision on some models constructed between 7 October 2016 and 17 November 2016. Replacement side airbags were fitted to fix the issue.