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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,285 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 152007

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,700 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford Ranger. While driving approximately 5 mph downhill in inclement weather, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a ditch on the opposite side of the road. During the crash, the vehicle rolled over once and landed in the upright position. The vehicle was completely destroyed. The contact was wearing his seat belt prior to the crash; however, he noticed that the seat belt was unfastened as he attempted to exit the vehicle after the crash. He has not filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer. The current and failure mileages were 40,700. Updated 02-07-08.

- Howard, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 312004

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,155 miles
Slid off road, drivers tires blew out vehicle rolled twice. Driver nor passenger seatbelt restrained upper body. Driver's head wedged under steering wheel and upper left back shoulder and arm exited the vehicle. Roof caved in on driver, resulting in multiple breaks, fractures and partial parallization. Passengers legs hit chest from lack of restraining seatbelt.

- Stephenville, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 102002


  • miles
Consumer states that seatbelts are inoprative in an event of a vehicle accident, because seatbelts are attached to the vehicle doors. Please provide additional information.

- Grass Valley, CA, USA

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