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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,710 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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2004 Ford Ranger body / paint problems

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2004 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 152016

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Ford Ranger. While attempting to have the vehicle inspected, rust was observed on the frame of the vehicle. The vehicle failed inspection. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the cross member and brackets failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 04V331000 (structure). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000. Updated 05/06/16 updated 06/16/16.

- Saco, ME, USA

problem #3

May 022014

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 113,640 miles
Driving down the road my spare tire and tire frame fell off. After picking every thing out of the road I noticed my frame was gone, my right rear spring and shackle are not connected to the rest of the frame. The whole undercarriage is gone. I bought this truck new and took care of it. The last two years rust is overwhelming the truck..basically the truck is scrap with a little over one hundred thousand miles. Tried calling Ford but...I never complain but I got robbed.....

- Machias, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 112014

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
I am second owner always garaged at night. The frame and all part are rusting from the under side out. The front and rear bumpers are a safety issue. They are rusting because the frame and the mounts are rotting away. I have a fear rear bumper (or spare tire) fall off while driving....or the rear spring shackle, bracket rusting, falling off. The Ford Ranger frames are just as bad (or worse) than the Toyota ones that were recalled (Toyota was made to replace the frames, or buy back the trucks). These trucks are from 1995 to 2000 and past. I am steaming mad over the rear of my frame completely rusting away, while the rest of the truck is in beautiful condition,

- Waterford, CT, USA

problem #1

Jul 222004

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 200 miles
The consumer was unable to see odometer. The consumer stated the odometer could not be seen in daylight or at night. They can't do anything about it until the manufacturer has a recall. Manufacturer said they would report it to engineering.

- Minden, NV, USA

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