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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Ford Ranger seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 122002

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 86,000 miles


I was involved in a 20-25mph rear end colision. I had ran into the back of an old GMC pickup causing $4000 worth of damage to the front end of my truck. Both the driver and the passenger airbag never deployed. While the truck was in the shop for repairs the shop had found out the airbag sensor was bad. They tried to replace the sensor but was informed by Ford that the sensor on that make and model has been changed and the location of the sensor(s) are in now located in a different spot other then on the radiator mounts. Because of this change by Ford the bodyshop had to order the new part as well as the proper location of htis new sensor.

- San Leandro, CA, USA

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