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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,058 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 #6

Jan 112007

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,225 miles

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

Driver side seat belt won't stay buckled. Vehicle is out of warranty due to mileage.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 072006

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,425 miles
As I was driving on the interstate going about 60 mph, my seat belt (driver's side) came unbuckled. As I attempted to buckle it again, I was unable to get it to stay buckled. I contacted the local car dealer who asked me to bring the vehicle in for them to inspect. Upon inspection by the dealer where I bought the truck, I was informed of the need to have the seat belt connector unit replaced. This was done the next day, and I have retained the replaced part.

- Englewood , OH, USA

problem #4

Jun 302005

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact states driver's side seat belt will not latch. This component is not covered under the warranty. The service dealer stated the buckle assembly needed to be replaced.

- Wattsburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 172004

Ranger

  • miles

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

Passenger side seat belt disconnected while driving. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic replaced the seat belt assembly.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 212003

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
While driving at any speed seat belts will come undone. Also seat belt retractor will intermittently not retract. Vehicle had this problem 20 times since purchase of vehicle.

- Cottonwood, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 242003

Ranger

  • 35,700 miles
Consumer states that driver's front safety belt latch plate does not lock into the buckle when attempting to secure. Consumer does not have the protection of safety belt when driving.

- Hopewell, VA, USA

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