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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,500 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.

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2003 Ford Ranger wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 242015

Ranger

  • 109,000 miles

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

Spin out and fishtailing issue. I was turning a corner and I stepped down to get out of the way of oncoming traffic. The tires begin to spinout; I lost control of the truck, crashed into the curb, and blew out three new tires and bent 3 rims. I also had some small damage to the truck's body. This spinout has happen on more than one occasion. Most vehicles would burn rubber, however this truck spinouts and has some fishtailing which I consider a safety issue. I would like to know what to do to stop this from happening again and know if there are other Ford Ranger truck owners having the same issue.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 012004

Ranger 6-cyl

  • miles
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

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