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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,722 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #14

Jan 252009

Ranger

  • miles

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

At 40,000 miles and now at 81000 miles I need the ball joints replaced, I have never had to replace ball joints on any car under 150,000 miles my entire life, there is a problem here, this is a '98 Ford Ranger.

- Morgantown, WV, USA

problem #13

May 132004

Ranger

  • 66,111 miles
While turning, the consumer would hear a loud popping noise/heavy vibration coming from the front end. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. The cause was not determined.

- Joplin, MO, USA

problem #12

Mar 142002

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles
While driving in a parking lot and making a left without warning front end of the truck malfunctioned. Investigator from Ford investigated vehicle, stating that malfunction resulted in the manufacturing of the truck and not the driver.

- Williston, FL, USA

problem #11

Jun 092001

Ranger

  • miles

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

Defective part found during routine state inspection. Dealer declined replacement under warrenty due to > 3 years. Service technician diagnosed design defects which should result in recall. No safety defect listed.

- Clear Brook, VA, USA

problem #10

Sep 132000

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles
Original equipment on 1998, Ford, Ranger with 23,000 miles, tire size P235/70R16, dot vn0811U. All 4 tires had worn out from inside and going towards the outside causing front end to come out of alignment. Tires should have lasted 50,000 miles.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #9

Nov 181999

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles
Front end alignment is out, but must purchase additional kits to be put on before alinement can be set correctly. Should have been told about this. Now cost of repair is est $120. Most people can not afford that at one time and will drive on misalined front end which can be a big saftely issue.

- Venus, TX, USA

problem #8

Oct 291999

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles

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

The vehicle shakes severely on a freeway causing a safety problem to the driver.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 061998

Ranger 4WD

  • miles
Cab shakes side to side. Source seems to be front drive train.

- Hudson, NH, USA

problem #6

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front tires wear improperly due to possible front end alignment problems.

- San Dimas, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 151999

Ranger 4WD

  • miles
Front end alignment will require installation of additional parts ($250 worth) which are included on most other cars & trucks but omitted on this $23,000 truck, and not included in "warranty coverage".

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 131998

Ranger

  • miles

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

Steering wheel not straight and vehicle bounces front to back due to improper alignment. Mjs

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #3

Aug 131998

Ranger

  • miles
Steering wheel not straight and vehicle bounces front to back due to improper alignment. Mjs

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #2

Mar 171999

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles
Front end keeps wearing out tires ever 2500 miles suspension comes loose severe vibration in front end tire choping again dealer has had for 22 days and 6 times fixing front end suspension still not fixed( dot number: Tire size: 205-75-15 )

- Ft Myers, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 041998

Ranger

  • miles
While driving on a flat, straight surface, heard a click under vehicle. Vehicle swerved to the right losing control, resulting in a clash/injuries. Vehicle was totaled.

- Schenectad, NY, USA

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