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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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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

Apr 242000

Ranger

  • miles

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

While driving around town a vehicle in the opposite direction ran a red light, and rearended consumer's vehicle. Upon impact, driver's side airbag didn't deploy until three hours later while parked at home. Contacted dealer, and he was not able to help.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 041998

Ranger

  • miles
Started vehicle up. Had door opened at times driver's leg not inside vehicle. Vehicle suddenly accelerated forward, without warning. Hit a truck & then a wall. Upon impact, neither air bags deployed.

- Odessa, MO, USA

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