Ford ranger 2.2 engine siezed

Pwleeds

New Member
I have a 2013 Ford ranger with 2.2 litre engine, just coming up to 4 year old and has done 58000 miles. The ranger is serviced by Ford garage.
This week the engine stopped while driving and after rolling onto grass verge I tried to start it again but was dead.
Had it recovered to Ford garage, where I have been told that the engine has seized up. Ford say the oil pump failed and then the turbo and then the engine seized.
This all happened with no warning lights and quickly as it was driving fine and then just stopped.
Any one else had similar problems?
 

A1an

Member
Yep, my pal has the same vehicle with the same problem. His oil pressure warning light came on seconds before it nipped up. He said he heard the top end rattle just as he noticed oil light. The Ford techs knew exactly why, weak oil pump apparently.

It snapped its timing belt at 30k too.

I might be wrong but doesn't the transit run the same engine?
 

18 wheeler

Member
Just had a new gearbox in mine at 61500 miles, less than 4 years old.
Could turn out to be an expensive 4th year for the truck!
 

Drillman

Member
Mixed Farmer
Last i heard was it's due to poor priming after an oil change. If it's dealer serviced try them. You've nothing to lose. A common problem that should be a recall.

I think the official line is the oil pumps are dodgy and transits are on a recall but not the ranger for some reason.
 
i was advised not to buy a Ranger buy a local garage owner for that reason..oil pump failure , he said the best pickup is a Toyota Hilux and that is what I did and up to now it has been good
 

Cowabunga

Member
Location
Ceredigion,Wales
Bad luck! Yes, it is a very well known problem and Ford are absolute shites for recalling Transit, while Land Rover recalled Defender with the same engine, but they just will not recall Ranger. They know damn well what the issue is but they don't give a flying f**k.

Its a big worry on my age of Ranger and older, because a very high proportion of them do end up as big lumps of scrap. It might be worth owners paying to have their engines modified before this happens, but why the hell should we when Ford have had various modification programs, just not for Ranger.
If Ford supplied a free replacement engine for each seized motor, fair enough, but they don't.

This is inexcusable and totally opposite to Nissan, who have stood by their Navara chassis problem and made generous recompense to their customers, buying the ten year old pickups for well over the odds and offering 20% discounts off new ones on top. At odds with Isuzu who stood by the old Trooper engine through it all and replaced engines even when they were well into old age with high mileage on their clocks.

What does this tell you about Ford ethics and customer service?
 

quavers

Member
Location
aberdeenshire
What a statement, :rolleyes:

There's not a mass made machine that doesnae breakdown, if that was the case, nobody would buy JD, Fendt, MF CaseIH, NH, JCB, CAT,...ect
how would you feel if your low mileage truck blew its engine or needed a gear box , neighbour also had an engine go in his but he did a deal with the dealer for a new one .
 

msheep66

Member
Location
Mid Wales
Bad luck! Yes, it is a very well known problem and Ford are absolute shites for recalling Transit, while Land Rover recalled Defender with the same engine, but they just will not recall Ranger. They know damn well what the issue is but they don't give a flying fudge.

Its a big worry on my age of Ranger and older, because a very high proportion of them do end up as big lumps of scrap. It might be worth owners paying to have their engines modified before this happens, but why the hell should we when Ford have had various modification programs, just not for Ranger.
If Ford supplied a free replacement engine for each seized motor, fair enough, but they don't.

This is inexcusable and totally opposite to Nissan, who have stood by their Navara chassis problem and made generous recompense to their customers, buying the ten year old pickups for well over the odds and offering 20% discounts off new ones on top. At odds with Isuzu who stood by the old Trooper engine through it all and replaced engines even when they were well into old age with high mileage on their clocks.

What does this tell you about Ford ethics and customer service?
The answer is don't buy a Ford Ranger
 

Cowabunga

Member
Location
Ceredigion,Wales
The answer is don't buy a Ford Ranger
All companies that don’t stand by the products they sell are best avoided like the plague. If I knew that Ford did not stand by its products I would never have bought one. The next pickup I buy will certainly not be a Ford, not because the oil pump fails but because Ford fails to be both proactive and reactive. For this reason alone nobody should give Ford the time of day. Customers deserve far better and are likely to get better elsewhere.
 

Ukjay

Member
Location
Wales!
while Land Rover recalled Defender with the same engine, but they just will not recall Ranger

I think you will find LR did exactly the same thing with the discovery 3 - oil pumps were failing before or failed just after timing belt replacement, they had redesigned the oil pumps with less structural webbing, and one of the pulleys bolts to it - which then decided to part company with the engine. Lots of owners with siezed engines and they ignored it for most.

Some lucky owners had engines replaced as good will, but they still refused to recall the vehicles that had the poor pump design, and they knew the owners woukd have to buy the engines from them - as they had the rights on parts design so no one else could provide replacements, which made reconditioned engines a somewhat laughable purchase.

I personally replaced my pump at belt replacement as it was a known issue. I cannot understand why someone would play russian roulette with something that costs so little - especially when you can haggle the garage to pay labour if you pay the part.
 

GTB

Never Forgotten
Honorary Member
There was a similar issue with VW 2 litre diesels. A small hexagonal drive shaft that drives the oil pump fails with similar results. It happened on our Passat and many other audi and VW. VW won't admit there's a problem but they will supply a kit for around £250 which solves the issue. :banghead:

Luckily our engine didn't seize but we did need a new oil pump, turbo and a few other bits and pieces. I was not a happy bunny at the time!
 

copse

Member
Location
Rutland
Have been waiting for my new ranger for 4 months and should be able to pick it up on Friday. Will ask them if pump issues have been sorted when I'm there.
 

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