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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,800 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.

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2001 Ford Ranger drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 222005

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 19,800 miles


While driving at approximately 40 mph on a country road the vehicle began to vibrate. The driver pulled over, got underneath the vehicle, and pushed on the universal joint which was tight. The circular sound damper broke off. The driveshaft caused the vehicle to shake. The owner later contacted the manufacturer, and was told that there was nothing they could do. This problem caused rattling and the vehicle would become hard to control on the highway. The consumers warranty had expired and there was nothing that Ford would do to help with the problem.

- North Collins, NY, USA

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