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

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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 #2

Nov 282002


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


XLT, passenger air bag switch was in the off position, light was on showing it was off. Consumer hit a deer at 55 mph, passenger air bag deployed. 9 month old child was in safety seat on passenger side. Safety seat broke in half at impact, child's injuries unknown at this time. Damage to vehicle unknown as well.

- Payson, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 201999


  • miles
Truck came with factory installed on and off switch for passenger's side airbag which was turned off when it deployed during an accident.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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