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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,670 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 wheels / hubs problems

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 162014


  • 96,405 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford Ranger equipped with cooper cobra radial G/T tires, size P225/60R15. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle began to shimmy and then spun out of control in circles on the highway. The police officer noticed that the tire tread was completely separated. The manufacturer stated that the failure was not related to NHTSA campaign number: 06T016000 (tires). The tires were not replaced. The tire and vehicle failure mileage was 96,405.

- Merced , CA, USA

problem #7

Mar 302003

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
Goodyear Wrangler rt/S front tires cupping badly, recommended tire rotation caused all four tires to be badly cupped resulting in serious vibration and difficulty in control on wet or icy surfaces. Internet search shows many people have the same problem. Tires were a replacement by Ford of Firestone tires which were oem. It seems that tire failure or accidents may well result with the cupping of Goodyear tires. Ford dealer says tires are defective but the warranty has run out and Ford is not responsible. Ford dealer (tasca Ford cranston, ri) recommended all tires be replaced at my expense! these tires have only 14,000 miles on them!

- Cranston, RI, USA

problem #6

Mar 172006

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 55,934 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle vibrated while driving 55 mph. It was taken to the dealer who determined the tires needed to be replaced. Additionally, the dealer informed the contact of recall campaign # 01X001000, concerning the tires. However, the dealer did not replace the tires under this recall; they suggested the contact file a safety complaint. Updated 04/11/06.

- Rogersville, TN, USA

problem #5

Jan 152005

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 47,000 miles


On February 27,2004, I purchased four (4) new tires (hoosier tires - dot adyk 9J0037) from a K&D offroad auto accessories,702 S.collins street, plant city Florida, 33563 (mike taylor-owner). Eleven months later (January 15, 2005), my vehicle showed signs of severe tire vibration in the ride and handling. I immediately took my vehicle to the nearest tire service company, long tire & auto service (authorized Goodyear dealer) and was told that both front tires showed tire separation and all four (4) tires had cracking as a result of dry rot for age. The technician indicated that the tires were originally manufactured in 1997, apparently, seven (7) years before they were sold to me as new tires in 2004.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 202002

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25 miles
The consumer experienced constant vibration in the tires while traveling, approximately a few weeks after the vehicle was purchased. The dealer stated that there is tread usage in the front end and something may be wrong with the transmission. Scc

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 012001


  • miles
PE00.048; consumer was traveling at highway speed and heard vibration noises. Was able to pull over to shoulders, and saw that right rear tire tread separated from vehicle. Firestone, Wilderness AT, P22570R15 dealership was aware of problem.

- Haywood, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012001


  • miles
PE00 020; was traveling about 45mph on highway and heard a noise. Lost control of the vehicle, and the vehicle rolled and hit a enbankment. Tire was a Firestone, Wilderness AT, P23575R15.

- Elcajon, CA, USA

problem #1

May 252001

(reported on)


  • miles
PE00 020; consumer was traveling about 45mph on highway and heard a noise rear tire on driver's sidetread separated from vehicle. Rolled upside down, hit an enbankment, and was turned upside down on passenger's side of vehicle. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Elcajon, CA, USA

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