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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 302015

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • 139,000 miles

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

Bracket for spare tire rotted, tire dropped off, no car in back of me, didn't know what happen at the time, that happened 6 month after I bought it, the other day the frame cracked in half. Car dealer ship sold truck to me roughly 15 month ago truck is totaled. Insurance adjuster said whole frame and under carriage is rotted" help. Exterior of truck looks brand new" help

- Andover, CT, USA

problem #3

Dec 232014

Ranger 4-cyl

  • 111,000 miles
I recently check the underside of the vehicle and found out a missing sparetire and also a very loose rear bumper and the cause of it is rust, very bad rusting on the frame, mostly on the rear end.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #2

Feb 022004

(reported on)

Ranger 4WD

  • 10,000 miles
The truck came with a 15" inch spare tire. Thge dealer indicated that when this tire iss used on the truck it causes the rear end and the trainee to bind and go out because the truck leans. The other tires on the truck are 16" inches.

- Dubuque, IA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012003

(reported on)

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The jack broke when the consumer was changing a tire. The spare tire was a different size from the regular tires which caused rear end noise. The brakes locked up when the consumer attempted to stop which caused an accident. The dealer replaced the brake shoes. The rear door and speakers vibrated when the radio was in use. The dealer repositioned the loose insulation. When the cruise control was activated the vehicle made noise and the accelerator pedal vibrated. The dealer replaced the accelerator cable and pedal. When accelerating the vehicle made a loud noise.

- Debuque, IA, USA

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