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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,404 miles

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2002 Ford Ranger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #42

Jul 112016

Ranger

  • 250,000 miles

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

My wife and I were driving on hwy 79from palistine tx to jacksonville tx Thursday 7/11/2016 when we noticed smoke coming out from under the truck we pulled over and noticed fire under the hood I tried to poor water on it all it did was just get worse and our truck all my work tools my lively hood blew up.

- Jacksonville, TX, USA

problem #41

Jan 132015

Ranger

  • 192,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Ranger. While driving at 35 mph, the vehicle accelerated without warning and then hesitated to reduce speed. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 192,000.

- Montvello, AL, USA

problem #40

Apr 092014

Ranger

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Ranger. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 09V399000 (vehicle speed control). However, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experience a failure.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #39

Jul 182014

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 190,000 miles

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

I was coming home from work and I went to park my truck in the front yard. When the truck was about to stop the engine roared, as if I really hit the gas pedal and I had to jam the car in park to get it to stop. Today, as I was coming home from work, I was coming to a four way stop in a school zone. When I was almost stopped the truck engine accelerated and I had to put the truck in park to get it to stop. I need to know is there a recall from Ford for this. I cannot let anyone else drive my truck for fear it will happen to them and they will not know what to do.

- Republic, MO, USA

problem #38

Apr 102003

Ranger

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that while approaching a stop light, he erroneously depressed both the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal and proceeded through the light. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000. The VIN was not available.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #37

Feb 202014

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The 2002 Ford Ranger was coming to a complete stop at about 3 mph, when all of a sudden the truck accelerated really high. I threw the gear selector into neutral and it continued to race but the wheels were no longer spinning, I hit the gas pedal and then threw it back into drive with no further problems. This is very concerning and I need help please. Thank you.

- Salem, MA, USA

problem #36

Nov 092011

Ranger

  • 49,013 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to dealer for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 07V336000 (vehicle speed control) but the dealer failed to disconnect the system. The contact mentioned that while driving 55 mph the cruise control caught on fire. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the sun cause the vehicle to over heat and the cruise control to get holes on it. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 49,013

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #35

Feb 022008

Ranger

  • miles
When the dealership disconnected our speed control (recall) the ABS light came on and stayed on which eventually led to failure of the rear brake system. They would lock up while going down the road. We had to have the rear brakes and wheels rebuilt and spent over $1,000 on repairs. When the ABS light came on immediately after disconnection of the cruise control the dealership check it out and said it would be fine. I have a hard time believing that this vehicle just developed a sudden brake issue that just happened to co-inside with the disconnection of the cruise control. What is even harder to believe is that once it was fixed the brake light magically went off.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #34

Aug 102009

Ranger

  • 34,000 miles
-the contact owns a 2002 Ford Ranger. The contact was driving approximately between 40-45 mph; proceeding to make a left turn. While braking the vehicle increased acceleration. The vehicle was able to slow down after several attempts. The failure occurred intermittent and more frequent when the air condition system was activated. The vehicle had not been repaired for the malfunction at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was 34,000.

- Columbus , OH, USA

problem #33

Sep 022008

Ranger

  • 49,310 miles
Vehicles cruise/speed control malfunctions disengages and engage on it's own. Stops working with out notice causes vehicle to decelerate rapidly without notice. Will not engage again after shutting it off for long periods of time. Sometimes vehicle in speed control mode will start surging and then control stops working all together. Vehicle has 49,499 miles.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #32

Oct 112003

Ranger

  • 23,525 miles

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

I have had multiple issues with my vehicle speed control since I bought the Ranger edge pickup since 2002. The dealership has changed hands since is now landers but was called crain Ford Lincoln Mercury. What is happening is the speed control is disengaging when activated and not activating when turned on and then working some time after it has been driven a while. I have 105,000 miles estimated but when engaged I have had it disengage numerous times while driving. This was checked by Ford dealership over 7 times since 2002 and they stated could not find any problems at all and stated everything is ok but the problems still persist and it seems once the truck gets warm it starts working but stops working as well. Even sometimes when the truck hasn't been running very long the speed system want engage at all while driving the vehicle. It is very scary though when it disengages and you are aware that it is not working while driving on the interstate and could cause someone to run into me if I don't notice it due to the change of loss of speed. Also there have been many occasions when trying to activate the speed control and it will not engage while on the interstate for long drive times. What can be done"??"

- Benton, AR, USA

problem #31

Feb 282008

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles
2002 Ford Ranger speed control recall. Consumer states that the problem could not be repaired due to the lack of parts. He states that the parts are still not available. He would like to know when the parts will be in.

- North Scituate, RI, USA

problem #30

Feb 182008

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Ranger. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 07V336000 (vehicle speed control) in August of 2007. He called the manufacturer on several occasions, but they have not provided him with any solutions. The contact is displeased that the repair work has not yet been performed. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 76,000. Updated 04/11/08 updated 04/11/08

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #29

Aug 122006

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Ranger. The contact received a recall notice for the vehicle speed control in the summer of 2007. He has been waiting on the parts to arrive for several months. The dealer continues to provide dates as to when the parts will arrive, but they are still unavailable. There had been no failure to date. The recall number, purchase date, and fuel system were unknown. The current mileage was 117,763.

- Defuniak Springs, FL, USA

problem #28

Aug 142007

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I received a letter in Aug, 2007 about a speed control device on my truck that was bad. Said to go have it disconnected which I did. I am still waiting for the part and was told on 2/14/08 that the part still isn't available. I would like to know what is taking so long to get this fixed. Thank you

- Interlachen, FL, USA

problem #27

Aug 162007

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Ranger. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 07V336000 (vehicle speed control) in August of 2007. He was informed that the repair would be performed in October. When October arrived, the parts were still unavailable. The dealer currently states that the parts will be available in a few months. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 85,000. Updated 02-25-08 updayed

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #26

Jul 202007

Ranger

  • miles
I received a recall from Ford in August 2007. The recall number is: 05S28. I tried to schedule an appointment in Sep. 07 with superstition Ford in mesa, AZ. I was told that the parts were back ordered and that they would put my name on a list and call me when the parts were in. I did not receive a call from that day in Sep., and therefore, called them again today, Jan. 28, 08. I was once again told that the parts were ordered in Aug. 07, but had still not arrived as the date of my call. I was still on their list with many others to get the recall scheduled and satisfied. I strongly feel for this recall that the time interval is unreasonable and unsafe.

- Crestview, FL, USA

problem #25

Aug 282007

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Ranger. The contact received a Ford recall notice in August of 2007 for NHTSA campaign id number 07V336000 (vehicle speed control). He called Ford on four separate occasions and they continued to state that the parts were unavailable. The contact feels that the wait is excessive. The deactivation switch has not been disconnected. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 46,000.

- Jonesvilee, VA, USA

problem #24

Aug 152007

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Ranger. The contact received a safety recall notice in August of 2007 for the vehicle speed control. He was informed every month thereafter that the part would be available the following month. In December of 2007, he was informed that the part would be available in the first quarter of 2008. There had been no failure to date. The purchase date and recall number were unknown. The current mileage was 10,000.

- Socrates, NY, USA

problem #23

Aug 152007

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Ranger. In August of 2007, the contact received a safety recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 07V336000 (vehicle speed control). She called the Ford dealer and manufacturer in January of 2008 and was informed that they did not have the parts and did not know when they would be available. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 45,955. Updated 02-14-08.

- Odin, IL, USA

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