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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,621 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

May 022006

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,864 miles


: the contact stated while driving at any speed a squeaking noise came from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the upper and lower control arms, tie rods and bearings were replaced.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 191997

Ranger 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Left front ball joint fell off due to missing screw during manufacturing. Mjs

- Ponce, PR, USA

problem #1

Jun 301998


  • miles
Upper and lower control arms are loud and make alot of noise while going over bumps or slowing down at any speed. The dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

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