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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,819 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Ford Ranger seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #16

Aug 012001

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that the driver and passenger side seat belts would unlatch intermittently. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign id number 01V227001 (seat belts:front:buckle assembly). However, the contact would be responsible for the repair because the recall was closed. The failure mileage was 100 and current mileage was 147,170.

- Wildwood , MO, USA

problem #15

May 012004

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that the seat belts have failed on multiple occasions. Within ten minutes of use, the seat belts loosen and fail to remain fastened. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they were able to duplicate the failure, but could not figure out how to perform the repair. As time progressed, the failure became more frequent. The contact returned to the dealer and they informed him that the seat belts needed to be completely replaced. He discovered NHTSA recall number 01V227001 (seat belts:front:buckle assembly), but the dealer informed him that the recall was repaired when the original owner had the vehicle. The contact feels that this is a safety issue and that he should not have to pay to have the seat belts replaced. The current mileage was 98,000 and failure mileage was 50,000.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #14

Sep 282006

Ranger 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,000 miles
: the contact stated the front seat belt would not latch. A NHTSA recall, # 01V227001 was performed on the vehicle concerning, the seat belts: Front: Buckle assembly however, the recall did not remedy the problem. The dealership would not offer a second repair under the recall. Updated 10/25/2006 -

- Canton, MA, USA

problem #13

Apr 022005

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated the passenger side seat belt releases from the buckle without warning. Additionally, the tailgate cable on the driver's side broke while attempting to open the tailgate. The vehicle has not been inspected by the dealer; however the manufacturer was alerted.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #12

May 082005

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,003 miles
2001 Ford Ranger seat belt defective and Ford refuses to replace the seat belt latch!!! please assist me!

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #11

Apr 072003

Ranger 6-cyl

  • miles
Consumer was involved in an accident where the seat belts did not hold and the air bags did not deploy. The consumer lost control of the vehicle skidded across the road and struck another vehicle. The consumer stated the seat belts were recalled by Ford which may have played a factor in the seat belts not restraining him. (lawyer albert pino on behalf of consumer).

- Lakemoor, IL, USA

problem #10

Aug 302004

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer had the same problem as mentioned in NHTSA recall 01V227001. Passenger and sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and minivans. Equipped with seat belts supplied by TRW. It is possible that the driver's and/or front passenger's outboard seat www.serverlogic3.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=0&K=belt%20buckles" onmouseover="window.status='belt buckles'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">belt buckles may not fully latch. This recall failed. Dealership indicated to consumer the recall was done, sorry. RQ04011. Owner gives perm. To release info.

- Waterford, NJ, USA

problem #9

Dec 102003

Ranger

  • 40,000 miles
While driving, the front passenger seat belt unlocked from the belt buckle without warning. The cause had not been determined. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, however they were unable to resolve the problem. Recall#01V227001. RQ04011. Previous owner had taken veh in for recall work and replaced dsb only. Now psb failed. Owner gave perm. To release info.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #8

Jul 082003

Ranger

  • miles
Consumer states while driving at 45-50 mph an epileptic seizure occurred which caused an accident. E driver's nor the passenger's airbag deployed. At the time of accident seat belt came unhooked. Seat belts were on recall, and the problem was suppose to have been fixed by the dealer. Driver was in a crash and the latch plate detached from the buckle during the even. The driver did not sustain serious injuries. Recall for the seat belt was performed prior to the crash. Cw RQ04011. Owner gives perm. To release info.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #7

Jun 022002

Ranger

  • miles
Latch on driver side seat belt does not unlock. Contacted dealer, and dealer is not willing to do anything.

- Dunnison, CO, USA

problem #6

Oct 012001

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer received a recall notice on the passanger side seat belt. Dealer contacted twice, left the truck for several days. It was not repaired because the part was not available.

- Boerne, TX, USA

problem #5

Oct 012001

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles
Consumer received a recall notice on the passanger side seat belt. Dealer contacted twice, left the truck for several days. It was not repaired because the part was not available.

- Boerne, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 202001

Ranger

  • miles
Passenger-side seat belt becomes un-buckled at random times. The buckle initially engages and seems to perform correctly, but at any moment it may disengage from the latch. I reported this problem to five star Ford on 7/24/01. They "tested" the belt latch and reported it was ok. Their "test" is defective. The belt continues to become unlatched at random times. I returned to five star Ford on 8/21/01 and complained lots and demanded a replacement latch. They informed me of the recall, and told me they are ordering a replacement. I can't believe they didn't replace the latch when I first reported the problem in July! their "test" does not detect the random-behavior failures that occur with this seat belt. This should be a total recall and replacement, whether their "test" dictates it or not! it is over 2 weeks later, and still no replacement part for me, and seat belt is still unbuckling. RQ04011. Owner gives perm. To release info.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jul 152001

Ranger

  • miles
01 V 227 001/TRW seat belt buckles: Driver's seat belt failure before a month after receiving a recall notice. Dealer, world Ford, timber pine, fl; phone# 954/443-7000 was unable to make repairs because of no parts available, and still unavilable. Asking NHTSA to assist in this matter. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Timber Pine, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 092001

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles
Driver 's seat belt does not latch into locking mechanism.

- Salem, SC, USA

problem #1

Apr 092001

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles
Driver's seat belt buckle does not lock into latch mechanism.

- Salem, SC, USA

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