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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
57,889 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.

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2002 Ford Ranger steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 042014

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that the driver was traveling 30 mph when the vehicle began to steer veer to the left. The driver crashed into a tree. The driver was killed from the impact and sustained severe injuries. The air bag did deploy. The fatal injuries to the driver were caused by the impact from the air bag. A police report was filed of the incident. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. Updated 03/04/15 the consumer stated the airbag exploded with great force. The autopsy says he died of multiple blunt trauma injuries to the chest and head. Updated 10/15/2015

- Broomfield, CO, USA

problem #3

Jul 012014

Ranger 6-cyl

  • miles
I took my 2002 Ford Ranger truck in for inspection and I was told my truck was uninspectable because my frame, crossmember, front aarms are rusted thin. It only has 80 some K on it I only have it for 2years I don't drive very far I bought it with 74K.

- Nesquehoning, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 272005

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,556 miles
The steering mechanism would lock up, unable to start vehicle. Between putting it between park and drive it would start by shifting it. Local Ford dealers would state nothing was wrong with it. Now, I need to replace the battery every three months. Now it won't even start. Starter is okay because when I turn it over it clicks. It's not the fx package, a 2002 Ford Ranger.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

May 082003

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The steering wheel contained an excessive amount of play.. the steering failed on three occasions. The power steering pump was replaced. Ph. the head light bulb was replaced, and the door latches were lubricated.

- Woodville, TX, USA

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