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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,097 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 292008

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,889 miles


Vehicle was hit in driver side in April 2005. Airbag did not deployed then. Took truck for inspection in Jan 08 and was rejected for air bag light on. Could be air bag module defected.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #3

Oct 222007

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,500 miles
After my 2002 Ford Ranger was recalled for a cruise control issue, I kept blowing fuses. In taking it in to my Ford dealer they indicated a short within the driver's side airbag deployment system. Went through about 20 - 10 amp fuses before I could take it in. Failure of a safety item like the airbag should not happen especially with less that 70,000 miles on the vehicle.

- Auburn, WA, USA

problem #2

Jan 242004

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
I purchased a 2002 Ranger edge 4X4, it had 4 miles on it. I have since replaced the airbag sensor, ABS sensor, front end had tobe realigned due to a bad alignment at the factory, the tires in the front had to be replaced at 4500 miles. Now at 38000 miles the 4X4 drivetrain was leaking at the front cover. The breathing tube was throwing oil out onto the engine. I was told by Ford company and a Ford tech. That this was a E4nginnering problem. It was replaced at my cost of $796. The cover was replaced with a part that was used previous to 1995, part number is fof6tz-4033-ba. My complaint is why is this not a recall and can I expect future problems.

- Deerbrook , WI, USA

problem #1

Feb 062003


  • miles
Air bag light become inoperable distracting the driver. Dealer has been notified.

- Madisonville, TN, USA

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