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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,251 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 172007

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Failure to perform safety recall.

- Westfield, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 052004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,502 miles
Consumer was driving to the store which took about 3 minutes. On the return trip home he began smelling smoke. Then consumer began to see the smoke coming out from under the hood. Consumer opened the hood, and could see the engine engulfed in flames. Consumer contacted the fire department. The fire was out, but smoke continued from under the hood. The fire marshal said that it was an electrical fire. Vehicle is currently under warranty. The dealer did not want to look at the vehicle. The consumer was told to call the insurance company. Fire report on file.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

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