2022 Ford Ranger owners report tailshaft vibrations


The first deliveries of the new-generation Ford Ranger have been marred by complaints of tailshaft vibrations, but the company says it is working on a fix.

Jordan Mulach


Customer deliveries of the 2022 Ford Ranger have started, but owners are already reporting faults with their new utes.

Posting in owners groups on social media, a number of 2022 Ranger owners have reported excessive tailshaft vibrations in their new Fords

The problem is being reported by owners of both the four-cylinder bi-turbo diesel and V6 turbo-diesel Ford Ranger variants.


A handful of owners have said their Ford dealers picked up the vibration in pre-delivery drives and are withholding vehicles until the fault is fixed.

However, some owners have already taken delivery of their Rangers, and now need to take the vehicle back for inspection and repair.

Ford Australia has told Drive it is aware of the problem, and dealers have been told to conduct pre-delivery test drives as a part of the quality control process.

“We are aware of a small number of vehicles that have exhibited some harshness or vibration at certain times when driving,” said a Ford Australia spokesperson. 

“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.”


Other faults noted on social media by owners include the Ford Ranger Wildtrak’s power roller shutter malfunctioning, as well as some instances of the 360-degree camera not working properly.

Ford Australia said it is not aware of these faults, but will monitor customer and dealer feedback.

Jordan Mulach

Jordan Mulach is Canberra/Ngunnawal born, currently residing in Brisbane/Turrbal. Joining the Drive team in 2022, Jordan has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. Jordan is a self-described iRacing addict and can be found on weekends either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or swearing at his ZH Fairlane.

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