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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 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 #7

Jul 042015

Ranger

  • miles

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

Youre supposed to tell me of any past incidents, accidents, failures, & recalls. Remember" that is supposed to be the point of this website. Is it not"

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #6

Jun 132001

Ranger

  • 40,000 miles
I hit a deer while comming home from work at 45 mph and bent bumper, dented left quarter panel, broke left turn signal lens and cracked plastic grile. Airbags did not apply or engage. I also have taken my truck to the local dealership 4 times to get my door alarm chip replaced @ 50 dollars each time. On last attempt my extended waranty had expired and they refused to honer the problem and promise to replace.even though it was an exsisting problem. This was prior to hitting the deer.

- Florence, OR, USA

problem #5

Jun 212015

Ranger

  • miles
Any any"?you tell me remember"

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #4

Jun 212015

Ranger

  • miles

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

Any any"?you tell me remember"

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #3

Jun 212015

Ranger

  • miles
Any any"?you tell me remember"

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Jul 082002

Ranger

  • miles
Air bag light stays on. - no accidents/bumps/hits. Truck only has 56,000 miles. What's the problem on this. Why should I have to pay for a company defect. I have read the complaints involving the airbags, don't you think there is a problem. One day someone is going to die because of this problem..............

- St. Bernard, LA, USA

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