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2023 Ford Ranger Consumer Reviews

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10 Speed Transmission Issues Ford Ranger

Terry, 06/29/2023
2022 Ford Ranger XLT 4dr SuperCab 4WD SB (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A)
21 of 22 people found this review helpful

I purchased a new 2022 Ranger XLT extended cab. Ever since I purchased it the 10R80 10-speed transmission can't find it's gears. Engine revs up to 3000rpm from cold start caused with a delay in the transmission finding first gear; gear shifting is hard until you get to cruising speed. Engine vibrates shaking the truck between 10-30mph. Taken the vehicle to the dealer no less than 4 times; Twice they follow 2 TSB from Ford to reset the computer controlling the transmission. The result is same- no change- problems persist way after time for the computer to 'learn' the computer re-programing. I learned that Ford has had numerous complaints regarding this 10R80 transmission (the product of a partnership between Ford and & GM). No less than two class action lawsuits have been filed regarding this transmission against Ford, one filed in Federal court just this April. Ford appears to care little about fixing the problems by coming out with TSBs to its dealers that don't address the problem. It appears they only want to kick the can down the road, let the warranty end, and leave the buyer holding the bag. I've given up on Ford and will NEVER buy a Ford product again, and I will encourage anyone who asks me to consider at other manufacturers.

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2 out of 5 stars

Nice truck, But over priced for what you get.

Yep!, 03/23/2023
2023 Ford Ranger Lariat 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A)
10 of 10 people found this review helpful

First off if you are trading down from a F150 you are going to be very disappointed with the Rangers ride, I would put the ride of my 9 year old F150 as three to four times better. I went with the Lariat trim that was on the lot because it was cheaper then ordering the XLT with the options I wanted and to be honest the wife just got a base model Kia and it has every feature my top of the line Lariat has. Ford always seems to 5+ years behind on their Sync system compared to almost everyone else. On the plus side for the Ranger is 7000lb towing capacity and I really love merging on to the freeway because the almost 300HP really moves this truck along!

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1 out of 5 stars

Poor Transmission

Florida Ranger, 12/26/2022
2022 Ford Ranger XLT 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A)
13 of 14 people found this review helpful

The electric 10 speed transmission was a deal breaker. It decided when to shift, sometimes from a slow or rolling stop, the transmission would rev up in first, then go to neutral, and finally jump into third. I had two dangerous situations happen when I was entering into traffic. The dealer spent time with the truck, made a repair, recommended by central repair and it didn't repair anything. I've owned a 1988 Ranger XLT and a 2020 XLT V6. I miss both of them. This 2022 Ranger has a very awkward cabin, nothing is easy to reach from the driver's seat. The dealer is a great company, and we worked out an arrangement that I agreed with. After Ford has had such bad troubles with the focus and fiesta transmissions, you would think they would make sure the power train in all their vehicles would be perfect.

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4 out of 5 stars

Great truck needs refining

John Yockey , 08/06/2022
2022 Ford Ranger XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A)
13 of 14 people found this review helpful

Owned my 2022 Ranger XLT for about 4 months, prior to that I had a 2015 F150 Platinum. Love the Ranger, with that said there are a few things that need work. Has a vibration at low speeds on acceleration ( pinion needs shimmed) the hvac fan is so loud on high you cannot almost carry on a conversation, they also need to include the bed bulkhead rail so you can mount a tonneau cover as it is 1” lower than the rest of the bed. Even so its a great little truck, especially with the FX4 package. I’ve gotten comments on how it looks like a mini raptor. Not sure about that, but it does look good.

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4 out of 5 stars

5’1” box bulkhead 1” lower?

Disappointed customer, 02/03/2023
2023 Ford Ranger XLT 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A)
6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Love the truck, 2023 crew cab xlt- Only problem & a big one is the bed’s bulkhead is 1” lower than sides w/ plastic rails? This creates a gap in most tonneau cover tops. I’ve tried to get a part number for the missing bulkhead space/gap to fill the space but there isn’t one? Pretty disappointing considering a brand new truck/product?

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