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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 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.

2004 Ford Ranger body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012006


  • 30,000 miles


Frame has issues with severe surface rust problems and possible more deeper rusting underneath. Worried brackets, hangers and other parts in time will corrode to the point of failure.

- Ware, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 132004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Past safety recalls otification date component description NHTSA campaign number /3/2004 structure: Frame and members:underbody shields 04V331000. I brought my 2004 Ford Ranger to the dealer this day 12-13-2004 and when I mentioned this recall to inspect for this possible frame problem the service writer at the "world Ford" dealer in miami, fl. Told me there is no recall. What do I do now?

- Miami, FL, USA

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