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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,820 miles

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2002 Ford Ranger suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Ford Ranger Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Mar 012002

Ranger 4WD

  • 600 miles


Vehicle has a slight vibration at 65 mph that increases in severity as speed increases. At 85 mph it has a very pronounced vibration that must be considered dangerous. Vehicle was returned to dealer four times. The dealer essentially told customer that Ford would not warranty a vehicle over the legal speed limit. This was the final answer after several attempts were made to convince the customer of other causes, most of which were essentially ridiculous. (the customer was in the auto repair business for 17 years.) the customer took the technician for a test drive to demonstrate the severe vibration. The technician proposed the possibility of a defective rear drive line. The technician's supervisor then drove the vehicle himself then stated the vehicle definitely had a pronounced vibration, but Ford would not warranty the problem. Since the vibration was discovered while passing an obviously intoxicated driver (for safety reasons), the customer definitely considers this a safety hazard. After viewing several other complaints at the NHTSA site, it is all to obvious that this answer/refusal is becoming a very common practice among Ford dealers. **dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut over to artemis**769763

- Hill City, SD, USA

problem #1

Aug 302002

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When pulling up to a stop truck rattles with an awkward sound. Dealership has made several attempts to correct, but with no success. Ford has sent out a tsb on this, but even that has not corrected the problem. A factory representative spoke with the owner and basically told him that the truck was like that. The engine is 3.0 litre w/5 speed transmission, edge series model pickup.

- Hodges, SC, USA

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