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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,750 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 152010

Ranger 4-cyl

  • 117,000 miles


Gas tank straps rusted through and gas tank fell out. I fixed it by installing my own straps bought at a hardware store. This is a very dangerous problem.

- Hallstead, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 282010


  • 198,000 miles
Dispite proper maintence, I observed body rust and decay on the underside of my truck frame. Also the brake lines have been replaced due to corrusion and rust into the frame. Spare tire brackets have rusted into and the tire fell off. Also evap canaster bracket rusted into and the evap canaster fell off.

- Craigsville, WV, USA

problem #2

Sep 152000


  • miles
While driving consumer heard clicking noise coming form engine compartment and then suddenly vehicle lost all power. Consumer immediately pulled over to the side, and wiithin seconds cab began to fill with smoke. Consumer got out, and within 15 seconds flames went through the hood, and melted all engine com partment fire department came out, and stated and cause was possibly due to fuel pump or fuel lines.

- Hampstead, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 261999


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While traveling consumer passed out and vehicle ran off road. Also, noticed fumes inside cab. Driver believes that carbon monoxide fumes were coming into the vehicle, causing him to pass out.

- Victorie, VA, USA

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