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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,000 miles

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2003 Ford Ranger seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 152016

Ranger

  • 120,000 miles

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

This is my second Ranger. The first(1998) I had an accident in, the seat belt never employed, I received concussion, I have noticed the same with this 2003 Ranger, seat belt will not stay tight, or employ when jerked on.stationary.

- Chillicothe, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 012016

Ranger

  • miles
Cruse-control is very flimsy, some times it will not work, ,, have to hold it from back side when trying to start control.in motion, on highway.

- Chillicothe, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 242004

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
At about 6000 miles I noticed the vehicle vibrating when I applied the brakes. I took it in to the local Ford dealer in temecula and they told me the rotors on the front brakes were overheating. I mentioned to them that I never had a problem before on the many cars I've owned over the years (as I'm 54 years old). They machined the rotors for free but told me it was my driving. At about 11,000 miles I experienced the same problem. I brought it to the same dealer and after much discussion with the service manager he machined the rotors for free. About a month ago the car started vibrating again when I applied the brakes. I called the Ford hotline toll free number and they told me to take it back to the dealer that worked on the brakes and have them send them a report. The dealer still cannot find anything a matter with the brakes. Please believe me, I do not tailgate on the feeway and do not drive like an 18 year old. I've never had a problem with brakes before, outside of replacing pads and machine the rotors every 35K miles or so. At this point I'm not sure what options I have. Can you help? thank you, dennis cullen.

- Temecula, CA, USA

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