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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 Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 232007

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford Ranger. The contact received a Ford recall notice in August of 2007 for the vehicle speed control: Cruise control. He immediately scheduled an appointment to have the vehicle repaired. The dealer informed him that the parts would be available in December of 2007. The contact called the dealer in March of 2008 and they stated that the Ford parts would be unavailable until June of 2008. He filed a complain with the manufacturer. The cruise control has not been disconnected. There had been no failure to date. The recall number was unknown. The current mileage was 58,000. Updated 4/2/08 the consumer stated the cruise control was disconnected on March 13, 2008. Updated 04/02/08

- Cawkercity, KS, USA

problem #4

Aug 022007

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that the part for recall number 05S28 is unavailable and is taking too long to arrive. He did not have the vehicle speed control disconnected on his vehicle. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 90,000.

- Uniontown, OH, USA

problem #3

Oct 302007

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Lack of action by local Ford dealerships on recall.

- Clinton, SC, USA

problem #2

Aug 102007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recieved safety recall notice warning us about a malfuntion in the speed control deactivation switch. Have been going to dealer for past three months only to be put off repeatably.

- Dodge City, KS, USA

problem #1

Jun 282001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling up hill and making turns consumer noticed steering wheel vibrating. Dealer has been contacted. Dealer encouraged consumer to put more miles on vehicle. Vehicle has rough idle when waiting for a light or a stop sign, it doesn't matter if it is in gear or not.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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