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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,183 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 wheels / hubs problems

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2003 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 262009

Ranger

  • 63,000 miles

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

I had a tire blowout due to tread separation. Caused me to lose control on the freeway and I went down a 40 foot embankment through a state chainlink fence and I landed in a concrete water drainage ditch. Resulting in my truck being a total loss.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 042009

Ranger

  • 44,000 miles
My wife was driving our Ford Ranger when a Goodyear Wrangler tire had a sidewall blowout in 3 spots. She hit nothing or ran over nothing. Tire size is as follows ( 235/75R15) 105S M + S.

- Graniteville, SC, USA

problem #4

May 152005

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
In May 2005, I found that I had a nail in on of my Wrangler Goodyear tires and I took the truck to Goodyear. When they removed the tire they found a crack near the bead. The tire only had 20,000 miles on it. They claimed this was the fault of Ford Motor Company for improper mounting of tire. They claimed this was common. My tire was replaced immediately with an adjusted for wear. I contacted Goodyear and Ford and both blamed this problem on the other. Both companies should be ashamed of their deceptive practices. It is good that I had a nail in my tire or I could have been injured with a blowout.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 012004

Ranger 6-cyl

  • miles

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

Problems with the size of the spare tire equipment on Ford Ranger. The spare and wheel are not the same size or same spec as the rest of the tires. The spare was not rated to carry the weight of a fully loaded truck. The truck has 4 wheel antilock brakes but the use of the spare tire and wheel rendered the antilock brakes inoperative.

- Lyon Falls, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 032003

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Continental Contitrac tires constantly vibrate. Not possible to have balance last more than 100 miles before vibration starts again.

- Dunnellon, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 012002

Ranger

  • miles
Tread is separating on three of the tires.

- Oklee, MN, USA

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