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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
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 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 192000

Ranger 4WD

  • miles


Crash involved my vehicle striking another vehicle which had turned into my path to make a left turn at a lighted intersection. Police determined that other driver was at fault. Other vehicle (a VW jetta) was struck in the side, yet both airbags deployed. My vehicle was struck in the front with sufficient force to break front axle, yet neither airbag deployed. I contacted dealer who referred me to their 1-800 customer hotline, who then referred me back to dealer to pursue technical problems such as this. Therefore, I'm now contacting you.

- Eureka, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 261999


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While traveling consumer passed out and vehicle ran off road. Also, noticed fumes inside cab. Driver believes that carbon monoxide fumes were coming into the vehicle, causing him to pass out.

- Victorie, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 011998


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Power steering failed.

- Bakersfiel, CA, USA

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