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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,800 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.

2003 Ford Ranger accessories - exterior problems

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2003 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 312010

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that while traveling 60 mph the hood on his vehicle came open and obscured his vision. The latch on the hood and the hood cable also failed. The dealer stated that the repairs would be approximately $260 at the owners expense. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileages were 86,000. Updated 12/22/10 the consumer stated he fixed the problem himself. Updated 12/23/10

- Cleveland , OH, USA

problem #1

May 112004

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 13,600 miles
While driving 60 mph, the consumer's vehicle was being by passed by an 18 wheeler. The air blast popped the hood open and the safety catch kept the hood from opening completely.

- Moundville, AL, USA

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