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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 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.

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 engine problems

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 062008

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles


When putting on brakes, while driving the gas pedal exhilarated. Truck crashed into telephone. I had the Ford Ranger 2001 towed to body shop, manager says it is a total loss to my insurance company.

- Ruffs Dale, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 092004


  • miles
The brake pedal and gas pedal are too close together and the travel of the pedals overlaps making it possible to accidentally press both petals at the same time. This ocurred in the winter when I was wearing heavy boots but is possible at any time.

- Manistique, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 252003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 55 mph consumer applied the accelerator pedal and the vehicle hesitated to accelerate. This caused the vehicle to jerk. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

- Middletown, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 152001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While at a stop accelerator pedal stuck briefly, engine raced and rpms went to 4000.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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