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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.

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1998 Ford Ranger engine problems

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

May 082002

(reported on)


  • miles


Consumer states the fan belt was replaced due to excessive noise.

- New Market, AL, USA

problem #2

Feb 242002

(reported on)


  • miles
At 30000, the first serpentine belt was replaced. The dealer said there was nothing they could do because the belt was not covered under the warranty. The belt has been replaced twice more since then, and the vehicle only has 52000 miles. Around 40000 miles, the front suspension started clunking every time you hit a bump. The mechanic who inspected the front end stated that the front suspension bushings are what is causing the clunk.

- Stevensville, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 131999

(reported on)


  • miles
Several replacements of the serpentine belt which make noise when failure occurs, however belts need replacement continually due to excessive wear. Mjs

- Bandon, OR, USA

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