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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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 172003

(reported on)

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


While shifting and decelerating the consumer heard a clunking noise. The dealer denied any problem with the vehicle.

- Missoula, MT, 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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