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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,500 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.

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2001 Ford Ranger body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 192004

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 19,000 miles


On March 22nd, 2004 mclean Ford service department in pine plains, NY replaced the roof support on my Ford Ranger 2001, which was cracked. Today, December 19th 2004, I went to mclean Ford service department where they determined that the roof support has again cracked. The initial repair was done under the 36K miles/36 months original warranty. Mclean Ford service department is saying that it is not under the 12K mi/12 months parts and service warranty, since it was done under the original warranty and it does not extend beyond it. Since the roof support has cracked again I consider this a part defect, but neither the dealership or Ford co. Wants to acknowledge this.

- Verbank, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 042003

(reported on)


  • miles
B pillar roof support structure missing.

- Conway, AZ, USA

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