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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Ford Ranger clutch problems

clutch problem

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2003 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 082004

(reported on)


  • 15,000 miles


Manual transmission wouldn't go into gear. Dealership replaced a chip in the engine motor. But, problem recurred. Then, dealership replaced the clutch pedal because it was loose, and problem recurred.

- Brackettville, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 012003

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 17,000 miles
Howling noise from clutch. Was told by dealer that the clutch was no good, and that they contacted Ford and was advised that parts for repair are currently being manufactured"????????????" the dealer advised me that I would have to wait until mid January for my truck to be repared.

- Washington, DC, USA

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