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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,667 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 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 272008


  • miles


Ford sent me letter last fall stating my Ford Ranger was subject to a safety recall. I stopped by my dealer every couple of weeks for months and they said nobody has parts, because the supplier won't make these parts 'til everything is ready. I'm tired of waiting... I want the gov't to pressure Ford to act. The recall I learned is for the cruise control wiring that causes fires... even when not using cruise control.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 20,000 miles
I have a standard 1998 Ford Ranger XLT and am wondering if the recall for the speed control cable pertains to it? the throttle revs up to about 2200 RPM when I am coming to a stop.

- Mission, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 222004


  • miles
Consumer stated that while driving down the highway and attempting to make a stop vehicle failed to stop. Consumer put vehicle in neutral, turned it around, and went back home. At home consumer raised the hood and discovered that the throttle cable separated. Consumer was scared because he was traveling about 45-50 mph.

- Stafford Springs, NJ, USA

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