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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,667 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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 302015

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • 139,000 miles


Bracket for spare tire rotted, tire dropped off, no car in back of me, didn't know what happen at the time, that happened 6 month after I bought it, the other day the frame cracked in half. Car dealer ship sold truck to me roughly 15 month ago truck is totaled. Insurance adjuster said whole frame and under carriage is rotted" help. Exterior of truck looks brand new" help

- Andover, CT, USA

problem #2

Aug 262014

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
This truck is rusting from front to back.the main frame and all connecting parts. I have had to replace numerous metal parts. There has to be some kind of defect either in the metal or this truck was never undercoated. It has 84000 miles and I have been replacing parts since 75000 miles.

- White Marsh Md., MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 212011


  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Ranger. The contact noticed that the right rear passenger frame had rusted. Both the dealer and manufacturer were notified who informed the contact that there were no related recalls and did not provide any other assistance. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The current and failure mileages were 92,000.

- South Bloomingville, OH, USA

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