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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Ford Ranger seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 232007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The Ford Ranger lost traction and slid on the ice. The seat belt did not lock on impact and the air bags did not deploy. My child hit the steering wheel with her head. This is the second accident in our 1998 Ford Ranger that the seat belt did not lock.

- Humboldt, KS, USA

problem #2

Dec 021998

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Seat belt failed to lock during sudden braking.

- Manchester, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 261998


  • miles
Left front wheel became unattached from the vehicle while it was traveling on expressway resulting in loss of control and an accident. Seat belt also became disconnected at the time of impact. Nlm

- San Juan, PR, USA

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