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6.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,059 miles

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2002 Ford Ranger drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 302004

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,177 miles

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

Correction to my original copmplaint my 2002 Ranger rear tires got stuck in a lil snow on the street and as they hit pavment while moving foward I heard a pop from the rear then heard a few more while turning corners and had a rear end lock up. Took to dealer on flat bed and they told me that my rear differential carrier had snapped (rear axle housing) and they will not fix it. Rear axle housings do not break like this and there was a recall on the 2002 FX4 manual trans Ranger for this same reason and feel the autos need to be recalled before someone gets killed or hurt. Consequence is rear end lockup.

- Lorain, OH, USA

problem #2

Dec 302004

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle got stuck in the snow. Consumer was able to get out of the snow when all of a sudden a loud pop noise was heard from the rear, causing the vehicle not to move. Took vehicle to the dealer for check up, and results showed that the rear axle needed to be replaced.

- Lorain, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 082004

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
A loud knocking and grinding noise was head coming from the front of the vehicle. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic informed determined that front driver's side and passenger's side axles/tires, and other parts needed to be replaced. Consumer informed the mechanic that problem recurred.

- Ord, NE, USA

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