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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Ford Ranger body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 012001

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Door will not register as being closed while vehicle is in operation. Dash sensor states that "door is ajar" when door is closed. Also, dome light will come on and off while going around turns. The door is ajar stays on sometime and goes off in a while at other time.

- Havolock, NC, USA

problem #5

Jan 062001

Ranger

  • miles
Door ajar and light staying on for 45 minutes or more before shuting off. Dealer/manufacturer notified. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter. A seal in the transmission keeps leaking and has been replaced twice, place where car was purchased is going to replace vehicle because in order to fix the problem, the transmission, computer chip, and driveshaft would have to be replaced.

- Jamul, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver side door inoperable.

- Santa Barb, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 081999

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Passenger door--gets stuck.

- El Centro, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 011998

Ranger

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Passenger door failed on several occasions.

- Colton, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 241999

Ranger

  • miles
Door switch defective causing dome lights to illuminate. Mjs

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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