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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,000 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 #6

Oct 282010

Ranger

  • 198,000 miles

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

Dispite proper maintence, I observed body rust and decay on the underside of my truck frame. Also the brake lines have been replaced due to corrusion and rust into the frame. Spare tire brackets have rusted into and the tire fell off. Also evap canaster bracket rusted into and the evap canaster fell off.

- Craigsville, WV, USA

problem #5

Jul 252000

Ranger

  • miles
While driving 60 mph front left wheel bearing superheated and ignited lubrication of grease which caused a fire. And wheel off which almost caused a serious crash. Ford was not willing to assist consumer, even under warranty.

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #4

Dec 011998

Ranger

  • miles
The tires need to be trude and balanced almost every month, I have taken it back to Ford 4 or 5 times and they will do nothing about it its either the tire or rims and no one will help me with this problem in the past year I've spent over $1,000 and more just to get it right and it is still not right. Ford is blameing Firestone and Firestone is blameing Ford I need help please.( dot number: Tire size: 235/70/14 )

- Americus, GA, USA

problem #3

Dec 011998

Ranger

  • miles

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

The tires need to be trude and balanced almost every month, I have taken it back to Ford 4 or 5 times and they will do nothing about it its either the tire or rims and no one will help me with this problem in the past year I've spent over $1,000 and more just to get it right and it is still not right. Ford is blameing Firestone and Firestone is blameing Ford I need help please.( dot number: Tire size: 235/70/14 )

- Americus, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 282000

Ranger

  • miles
Left wheel broke off and there was a noise due to a spindle breaking, which could have caused loss of vehicle control. Currently the noise has returned.

- Windsor Locks, CT, USA

problem #1

Oct 261998

Ranger

  • miles
Left front wheel became unattached from the vehicle while it was traveling on expressway resulting in loss of control and an accident. Seat belt also became disconnected at the time of impact. Nlm

- San Juan, PR, USA

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