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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Feb 231998


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Anti lock brakes continually locking up.

- Canton, SD, USA

problem #3

Nov 091998


  • miles
The consumer experienced problems with anti- lock brakes and airbag. During an accidentanti-lock brakes failed to work. When the consumer applied their brakes, the pedal went to the floorboard. In addition, driver's and passenger's side airbags failed to deploy. The manufacturer has been contacted.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 291997


  • miles
Anti lock brakes lock up in rear, light stays on continually. (lawyer for consumer)

- North Spri, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 141998


  • miles
Another vehicle pulled in front quickly. Ranger hit brakes sharply & brakes locked up on right side and skidded. Did not hit other vehicle. Skid mark 92ft. Air bag deployed. Laceration on face & forehead abrasion. Emergency room treatment. Has highway police report.

- Seneca, MO, USA

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