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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 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.

2002 Ford Ranger accessories - exterior problems

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2002 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012005

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The passenger rear door (suicide door) latches at the top and bottom. The bottom latch will not latch. As a result, whenever you close the regular passenger door it does not allow for a secure latch. The inside light and the ip light (door ajar) remains on unless you go outside and push on the door. If you hit a bump in the road, the light condition will reappear. This door has probably not been used more than 25 times since I purchased the truck new. The vehicle is a 2002 Ford Ranger supercab.

- Grand Blanc, MI, USA

problem #1

May 082003

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The steering wheel contained an excessive amount of play.. the steering failed on three occasions. The power steering pump was replaced. Ph. the head light bulb was replaced, and the door latches were lubricated.

- Woodville, TX, USA

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