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Ford, Mazda issue do-not-drive order for 35,000 compact pickups
Ford, Mazda issue do-not-drive order for 35,000 compact pickups

Drivers of more than 35,000 2006 model year Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series compact pickup trucks should park their vehicles until their faulty Takata airbags can be replaced, officials said Monday. Owners of nearly 33,500 2006 Ford Ranger pickups and about 2,000 2006 Mazda B-Series small pickup...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger, 2018 Detroit auto show
2019 Ford Ranger video preview

It's hard to believe that Ford, the truck leader for four decades, hasn't had a mid-size pickup since 2011. Well, now the Ranger rides again. The Ranger never actually went away. Our Ranger is actually based on a global truck that's been around since 2009, but Ford has beefed it up for our North...Read More»

2019 Ford Ranger, 2018 Detroit auto show
Ranger rides again: Ford introduces 2019 Ranger in Detroit

It went away in 2011 but now it's back. At the Detroit auto show, Ford revealed the 2019 Ranger pickup, following the industry back to the mid-size segment it seemingly abandoned almost a decade ago. The new Ranger is based on an international truck that has been available even before the old one...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
18th Takata death likely in Australia; Ford asks not to recall 2.5 million airbags deemed unsafe

Another death may be linked to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. An Australian motorist was killed after being hit in the neck by shrapnel from the airbag of his 2007 Honda CR-V. Honda has confirmed that the vehicle in question was part of the massive Takata recall. That recall currently affects...Read More»

2012 Ford Mustang
Takata airbag recall list balloons again: 816,000 Ford, Lincoln, Mercury vehicles added

It's been a very busy week in the auto world--and it's not over yet. Over the past few days, the 2017 North American International Auto Show kicked off in Detroit; Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate scandal reached a massively important milestone; and one of the largest recalls in history--the one...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
More Takata recalls: Ford Edge, Fusion, Mustang, Ranger; Lincoln MKX, MKZ, Zephyr; Mercury Milan

For the people who work at Takata, today is a no-good, very bad day. Just as we finished writing up half a dozen new Takata-related recalls posted by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford Motor Company published a massive new recall of its own. How massive? All told, it affects...Read More»

2006 Ford Ranger FX4 Off-Rd
2004-2006 Ford Ranger Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags: 391,000 Trucks Affected

Earlier this week, we reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety administration had conclusively linked a tenth fatality to Takata's poorly designed airbags. The death occurred in a Ford Ranger pickup, making in the ninth in the U.S. and the first to take place in a vehicle not manufactured...Read More»

O.J. Simpson chased by police in his Ford Bronco
Holy Crap, The Ford Bronco May Make A Comeback, Too

It's been a week of highs and lows for Ford fans. On Monday, the company's stock took a nosedive, thanks largely to fears about China and Ford's future there. But that bad news was balanced out a couple of days later, when rumors began circulating that Ford was planning to bring back the Ranger...Read More»

2015 Ford Ranger for global markets
5 Reasons To Bring Back The Ford Ranger ASAP

Remember the Ford Ranger? The often-maligned pint-sized pickup that disappeared from U.S. showrooms around 2011? According to Detroit News, it could be poised for a comeback, and the timing couldn't be better. THE FORD RANGER: A BRIEF HISTORY Truck fans of a certain age remember when the Ranger was...Read More»

2013 Ford Mustang
Ford Expands Takata Airbag Recall With GT, Mustang, Ranger: Nearly 1.5 Million Vehicles Affected

Earlier today, we reported on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' expansion of recalls to replace Takata-brand airbags installed in select Chrysler, Dodge, and Mitsubishi vehicles. But FCA isn't the only car company enlarging its recall roster: Ford Motor Company has gotten in on the act, too. As we...Read More»

2010 Ford Ranger
Ford Reconsidering A Compact Pickup, Ranger Redux For U.S.

Could compact trucks be on the verge of catching a second wind in the U.S.? After several years of saying that the Ranger wouldn't be replaced in the U.S. by a new compact truck, Ford appears to be having a change of heart—and at the very least is investigating the possibility of a new small...Read More»

2009 Ford Ranger Sport
Ford Recalls Ranger, Excursion, E-Series, F-Series For Lighting Flaw

Ford Motor Company is issuing a recall for Ford Ranger trucks from the 2004 - 2011 model year. Also included in the recall are the 2002 - 2005 Ford Excursion and (so far as we can tell*) 2002 - 2007 models from the E-Series and F-Series lineups (E-250/F-250 and higher). At issue is a faulty slider...Read More»

2009 Ford Ranger
Will You Miss The Ford Ranger? #YouTellUs

This day has been coming for a long time, the death of the U.S. Ford Ranger. Yesterday it was announced that the Ford Ranger will finally cease production on December 22, 2011--two years later than originally planned. Ford had originally scheduled to shut down Ranger production back in 2009, but in...Read More»

2010 Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger Gets No Reprieve: Even T-Paw Can't Save Truck From Xmas Axe

According to former Minnesota governor (and now presidential hopeful) Tim Pawlenty’s website, he balanced the state’s budget, cut spending, reformed healthcare and improved school test scores during his two terms in office, all without raising taxes. One thing T-Paw hasn’t been...Read More»

Ford Ranger Wildtrak
(Wind) Tunnel Vision: New Ford Ranger Gets Aero Design

I know that we may not be seeing the next-generation Ford Ranger in the States any time soon, but when I hear that a pickup truck is being designed with Formula One engineers in a wind tunnel, I figure other truck guys would want to know about it. None of us expects a pickup to “slice through...Read More»

2012 Ford Ranger (non-U.S.)
2012 Ford Ranger. Look Out...Behind

Pickup owners in Asia Pacific and Africa will be among the first to get a look at what's going on behind their truck with a new backup camera on the 2012 Ford Ranger. This is not the Ranger we get in the States, but an entirely new vehicle that will be sold pretty much everywhere else besides North...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150
Ford Ranger, F-Series Affected By Fuel, Electrical Recalls

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] has issued two recalls covering some 2010 Ford Ranger and 2011 Ford F-Series trucks, along with the 2011 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX. The first, covering 23,688 Ford Ranger pickups built between October 2009 and May 2010 at the Twin Cities Assembly plant, concerns an engine...Read More»

2012 Ford Ranger (non-U.S.)
All-New 2012 Ford Ranger Not Coming To The U.S.: Here's Why

Details are out regarding the all-new 2012 Ford Ranger, and the design looks poised to step right in below the F-150 in Ford's lineup. But, sadly to longtime Ranger enthusiasts (and there certainly are some), it's not coming to the U.S. Here's why, in short: The new Ranger that was just introduced...Read More»

Craigslist 2002 Ford Ranger "Convertible"
Craigslist #FAIL: Who Wants A Real Ford Ranger Convertible?

With the death of the new Ford Ranger imminent, finding a good, clean used example might be getting a little tough. Especially for seekers of the collector editions, like the Splash. Even if you want that singular Ranger, the one no one else has, do not be duped into believing there ever was a...Read More»

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