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5.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Ford Ranger lights problems

lights problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 022003

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 30,000 miles

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

While driving with headlights on at night the headlights go out intermittently. The consumer must turn the headlight switch several times to get the headlights to operate again. When the consumer placed the high beams on, they would fail to go back to dim. The switch on the dash sometimes failed to bring the lights on, would take several minutes before going off. The switches in the doors were faulty and casued the lights to fail to turn off.

- Jeffersonville, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Inside head light inoperable.

- Victorville, CA, USA

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