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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 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.

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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 192007

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 140,000 miles


The spindle on the right front wheel of the vehicle split in half causing the wheel to separate from the vehicle. My son lost control and damaged the right front bumper and fender. But for the grace of god he could have been killed or seriously injured. He had just left the freeway.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 011998

Ranger 4WD

  • miles
New auto hubs dont engage, (bad design), wrnty fix, still dosnt wrk. Engaging driver moter failed on transfer case, and hubs have failed serveral times, cold weather affects it also. Now it diengages the front tires when I change from forward to reverse, can hear noses from the front hubs

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

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