2000 Ford RANGER Electrical System problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2000 Ford RANGER, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Electrical System problems and defects. Total reports: 11.

Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer For electrical Problems. *yd

FORD RANGER 2000 problem was reported in ST. CLAIR, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

My fordranger Has Been Having Problems With The electrical System. When I Turn On My Turning Signal Smoke Rises From My Steering Column. The Check Engine Light Will Come On And Somedays It Will Not (there Is Nothing Wrong With The Engine). The Other Day I Was Driving On The Freeway And I Turned On My Turning Signal And When I Did My Abs Kicked In The Abs Light On My Dash Turned On. I Was Able To Get My Truck To Chug Up To The Gas Station Off The Next Exit. My Truck Is Currently At The Dealer For Repair. My Husband Has A 1999 fordranger And He Has Experienced Smoke From His Turn Signal Also, As Well As His Windsheild Wipers Turning On Spontaniously (often When The Turn Signal Is Used).

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 86000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTYR14V2YT. FORD RANGER 2000 problem was reported in WARREN, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000111. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD RANGER 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD RANGER 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: TOM HOLZER . DEALER’S CITY: FARMINGTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MI.

May 22, 2003

When I Turned On My Turn Signal Smoke Would Come Up Out Of The Steering Column Through The Hazard Swtich. The Vehicle Is Currently At The Dealer For Service. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 32995 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZR15V5YP. FORD RANGER 2000 problem was reported in KANSAS CITY, MO. Vehicle was purchased on 20020829. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD RANGER 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD RANGER 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: SHAWNEE MISSION FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 913-631-0000 . DEALER’S CITY: SHAWNEE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: KS. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 66203-0179.

June 29, 2003

The Door Ajar Light Randomly Came On As Well As The Buzzer. At One Time, The Dome Light Came On As Well And The Battery Went Dead! *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 94256 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZR15X3YP. FORD RANGER 2000 problem was reported in FRESNO, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20030113. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD RANGER 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD RANGER 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Jan 16, 2003

Consumer Stated: The Serpentine Belt Went Out Twice And The Pulley System Had Been Replaced Before The Alternator Went Out, The Abs Light Was On, Then A Warning Light Came On There Were No Brakes Left, However, The Car Was Still Running. ford Said It Was Normal For The Brake To Go Out When Alternator Went Out. *jb

Mileage was 58089 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTYR14V9YP. FORD RANGER 2000 problem was reported in ATASCADERO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010223. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD RANGER 2000 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD RANGER 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PERRY FORD LINCOLN MERCURY .

May 17, 2005

Srs Light Is Always On Now, May Be Due To Using Switch To Turn Off Passenger Airbag A Couple Of Times Or Driving With It Off. Now The Alert Light For The Passenger Doesn’t Light Either. Other Problem Is Engine Knocking Even Though This 2000ranger Has Only 36,000 Miles And Has Been Babied On Super Premium Gas. I Feel That fords Tend To Fail Just Out Of Warranty, These Problems Happened Literally At The Mark Of 36,000 Miles. Please Investigate Them!

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):55555555555. FORD RANGER 2000 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD RANGER 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD RANGER 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph. DEALER’S NAME: AMARILLO FORD CHANDLER? .

July 01, 2005

2000fordranger Had Smoke Seeping Out Of The Steering Column Whenever The Consumer Would Use His Turn Signal.*mr The Consumer Saw New Coverage On Recall Of Some ford Truck. The Consumer’s Vehicle Is Not Included In The Recall Although Her Vehicle Exhibited The Symptoms Of The Recall. The Dealer Replaced The Multi-function Switch. *nm

Mileage was 36179 miles. FORD RANGER 2000 problem was reported in ALBUQUERQUE, NM. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: FORD COUNTRY . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 505-677-6600 . DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 87017 .

Aug 09, 2005

Vehicle Fire 2000fordranger P/u Cruise Control Disengage Switch Caused Fire. Vehicle Was Parked In Garage At The Time 2 Pm. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 89000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTYR10V8YP. FORD RANGER 2000 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 25, 2009

I Have A 2000fordranger. For The Last Year, I Have Had Issues With Various electrical Systems, Including The Door Sensors Failing, Interior Lights Not Working Or Not Bright Enough, And Anti-theft Light Flashing (i Do Not Have An Anti-theft System, Just A Flashing Red Light On The Dashboard). Then A Month Ago, I Came To A Stop Sign, Stopped, And Turned On The Left Turn Signal. The Turn Signal Light Flashed On And Stayed On And Then Two Puffs Of Smoke Came Out Of The Steering Column. I Drove A Mile To My Home And Shut The Truck Off. The Steering Column Was Hot To The Touch But I Did Not See Any Other Evidence Of A Fire. After Some Research And Discovering That The ford Explorer Had A Recalled Multi-switch, Located In The Steering Column, I Had The Multi-switch Replaced In My ranger. The Door Sensors Still Don’t Work (the Dome Light Stays On), But All The Other electrical Issues Have Been Resolved And I Have Not Seen Any More Smoke. This Month’s Issue Of Consumer Reports Noted A Recall For fordrangers From 1995-1997 And 2001-2003 For A Faulty Cruise Control Switch. My ranger Does Not Have Cruise Control; However, According To My Mechanic This Recall Involves The Same Multi-switch. *tr

Mileage was 131908 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZR15V9YP. FORD RANGER 2000 problem was reported in MISSOULA, MT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. V
EHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 01, 2009

Two Times On 3/2/12 I Took My Foot Off The Gas To Stop At A Stop Light And When I Started To Brake The Truck Accelerated. The First Time Was On Wet Roads So I Could Slow It Down Enough With The Brakes While The Tires Were Burning To Get It Into Neutral And Then Got It Stopped. Later The Same Day It Happened Again This Time The Road Was Dry And No Matter How Hard I Pushed The Brakes I Could Not Get The Truck To Stop Before Hitting A Car Stopped In Front Of Me Before I Got It Into Neutral. I Am Scared To Drive The Truck! I Called A Dealer And Asked If They Knew Of Any Issues Or Recalls That Would Cause This And They Said They Did Not. From What I Have Read On This Site And Other Sites There Are Other Owners Having The Same Issue. Of Course They Advised I Could Bring It In For An Inspection That Cost A Large Fee Regardless If They Find And Resolve The Problem Or Not. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 77957 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZR15V4YP. FORD RANGER 2000 problem was reported in CINCINNATI, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Mar 02, 2012

Starting From Home, The Vehicle Had No Indication Of Trouble Lights In The Instrument Panel. Then, Driving About 2 Miles And Up The Bridge, Suddenly The Vehicle Slowly Came To A Stop Within Quick Time And Stalled On The Uphill Direction. A Few Attempts To Restart, I Was Not Successful. The Police Was Called And Came To Push The ranger Down The Bridge To The Safety Area And Waiting Two Hours Later For The Tow-truck To Tow To The ford Dealer. And, The Diagnosis Was That The Fuel Pump Is Out. This Vehicle Had Histories Of Repair Since The First Year And Thereafter .

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 107305 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTYR14V1YP. FORD RANGER 2000 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

June 15, 2014

1 Response

  1. Al October 27, 2020 / 11:25 pm

    I am getting a very loud deep static (thumping) sound coming from my speakers periodically when the truck and the stereo is turned off. The truck is only used maybe once a week and I have owned it about 8 years . It just started doing this. Once I start the vehicle it stops. It happens maybe once a day now. If left it stops making the noise after about 10 minutes. Electrical problem??
    Thanks, Al

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