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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,000 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

Jan 192006

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles


: the contact stated the original left rear wheel is cracked and rusting along the inner portion by the valve stem of the rim. The vehicle was seen by an independent repair shop. The repair shop personnel determined the rim fractured due to rusting of the steel material of the wheel. This problem only existed on the left rear wheel rim. Although the vehicle was not exposed to harsh weather or other elements, the rusting rim allows air to escape from the attached tire.

- Sykesville, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 272000

Ranger 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rim ruptured and deflated, consumer felt if he was going any faster may have lost control of vehicle. Tire was damaged due to the bead coming through the crack in the rim, consumer is concerned about the other 3 rims on vehicle.

- Powell, TN, USA

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