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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,822 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 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2002 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 222004

(reported on)


  • 5,000 miles


Intermittently while driving there was vibration in the rear end of the vehicle. Tires were rotated 4 times, but the vibration still occurred. Also, at 5,000 miles, cooling fan bearing/hub squeaked because of moisture build up. The fan belt was replaced. Squeaking noise recurred at 10,000 miles. Dealership lubricated the fan belts. But, the squeaking noise recurred at 35,0000. The fan belt needed to be replaced again.

- Auburn, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 302003

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,643 miles
Truck pulls to the right especially at highway speeds. At times severe vibration and rubbing noise. Safety definetly an issue when driving vehicle. More recently 4X4 engaged & truck tilted to front right and made loud grinding noise, could only drive 5mph or so. Put in reverse and was able to drive it at highway speeds but still pulls, vibrates and is getting worse. Now, a oil leak found. Also, anti lock brakes are locking up. Fan motor cooler not working correctly.

- Coronado, CA, USA

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