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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 222004

(reported on)


  • 5,000 miles


Intermittently while driving there was vibration in the rear end of the vehicle. Tires were rotated 4 times, but the vibration still occurred. Also, at 5,000 miles, cooling fan bearing/hub squeaked because of moisture build up. The fan belt was replaced. Squeaking noise recurred at 10,000 miles. Dealership lubricated the fan belts. But, the squeaking noise recurred at 35,0000. The fan belt needed to be replaced again.

- Auburn, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 202003


  • 55,000 miles
While driving at 35 - 40 mph right rear end completely separated and fell off the truck. When this occurred driver lost control of the truck, but didn't have an accident. Dealership indicated that a pin inside the rear axle assembly sheared off.

- Royal Palm Beach, FL, USA

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