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Next Generation Ford Ranger Facing Teething Issue In Australia

While the first batch of next generation Ford Ranger pickups shipped out from Ford Thailand Manufacturing (FTM) back in May, the all-new model has faced its fair share of issues, as is the case with most every new vehicle these days. That’s particularly true in Australia, where the next generation Ford Ranger was first delayed a month, and the Ranger RaptorĀ quickly sold out in that country in spite of some hefty dealer markups. Now, the new Ranger is facing some other teething issues in Australia now that customer deliveries have begun, according to Car Expert.

A handful of owners have complained that their new V6-equipped pickups are vibrating at speeds between 40-80 kilometers-per-hour. Currently, Ford Australia is claiming that this issue is only affecting a small number of Rangers, and it is currently in the process of contacting those customers to make necessary repairs. The automaker is also testing built units that haven’t been delivered to customers yet to ensure that they are trouble-free, though it’s unclear how long that may delay those deliveries, as affected customers aren’t being given any sort of timeline.

“We are aware of a small number of vehicles that have exhibited some harshness or vibration at certain times when driving,” a Ford Australia spokesperson said of the problem. “As part of the normal pre-delivery process, our dealers are conducting road tests of customer vehicles and working with our technical team to resolve any concerns before they are delivered to customers.”

2022 Ford Ranger

Ford is reportedly aiming to deliver around 10,000 next-gen Rangers to Australia over the coming months after taking roughly 17,000 orders, which is causing delays as a result. The Wildtrak is affected more than most, prompting the automaker to advise that customers choose another model if they want to take delivery sooner, as it could take up to eight months to arrive if ordered today.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. hot toddy

    pretty sad when a new platform that important isn’t released in the US market


    It might be engine mounts concern. Let ‘s see what will happen to vw amarok or nissan; siblings.


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