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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
61,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2001 Ford Ranger accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 312002

Ranger Edge 4.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


Interiors are not covered under warranty - 1 year and change old and the lid on the armrest compartment (thin plastic) cracked.

- , Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #1

Nov 292006

(reported on)

Ranger XLT 4.0

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles

When I bought the vehicle it only came with one key, unaware with all this upgraded security on vehicles I never gave it a thought, get a new key cut $1.50 or so, no biggie. (WRONG).

Security is great, but at what price... $20 to $30 dollars for a key blank to work with the Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) and it's still useless, give me a break. A dollar here a dollar there I can accept, but when it starts costing a days wages to replace two vehicle keys I get just a little upset. Makes me want to open the window and shout, (remember Network ? ), " Im tired of this sh*t and I m not going to take it anymore!!"

- , Yucca, CA, USA

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