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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 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

May 152001


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Whenever vehicle runs over a bump or a pothole it causes rear end to kick to the right or to the left. Dealer replaced front and rear shock, some improvements were made, but the problem still occurs. Consumer states that the vehicle oversteers when pressure is applied like during a turn, the problem seems to only occur when the left side of the vehicle hits a bump. Engine light illuminated.

- Rolla, MO, USA

problem #1

Apr 072001


  • miles
When the vehicle hits small pothole or bump the steering wheel and vehicle wander badly causing loss of control.

- Denver, CO, USA

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