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9.8

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
355 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.

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2002 Ford Ranger accessories - interior problems

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2002 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 282007

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Door ajar lights is lit on dash and dome light stays on. Sometimes will eventually go off, but eventually comes back on by itself or if jarred.

- Papillion, NE, USA

problem #2

Oct 162002

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,066 miles
I am having multiple problems with my 6 month old truck. A strange oil loss that was loosing 1-2 quarts of oil a week, now fixed for the moment. The clutch disengages if any pressure is applied to the clutch pedal and will not engage until the pedal is fully released, dealer claims its normal. Various electrical problems with this heap, including failing sensors, interior light coming on when it wants to, and the check engine light comes on occasionally. This truck has starting problems sometimes, you have to crank the engine for a long time(up to 30 seconds sometimes) before it will start. Had to have a tire replaced with 1066 miles on the vehicle because some of the tread was beginning to come off, vehicle was realigned at the same time to cure a pull to the right which did nothing still pulls to the right. I have tried to get in contact of Ford Motor Company to get this vehicle replaced under a lemon law to no avail. I get told a story and put off, the dealership I bought this thing from does the same thing tries to fix it to no avail and puts me off. I paid 15 thousand dollars for this truck and now may lose my job because it is not dependable! something must be done this is not how to treat a repeat customer, this being my 4th Ford product and my last.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 092002

(reported on)

Ranger 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A dome light comes on after door is opened and stays on for 25 seconds. This light is so bright that driver is unable to see the road. Also, unable to cut light off or dim it. Dealer contacted.

- Manhattan, CA, USA

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