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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
325,800 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.

2001 Ford Ranger accessories - exterior problems

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #1

May 152002

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 325,800 miles


I purchased a new 2001 Ford range in Nov of that year. The truck came with a hard fiberglass bed cover. It has a locking system and a safety latch at the inside of the top. This safety latch failed when I was in the bed and the top shut down. I have contacted Ford about the problem. They have said it is not their responsibility to fix this as they claim it is an aftermarket accessory. The truck was brought into the dealer before the original warranty was up. The top is listed in the owners manual and it was part of the truck at the time of purchase. If my kid's had been locked inside the situation could have been worse.

- Whittier, CA, USA

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