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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,402 miles

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2004 Ford Ranger miscellaneous problems

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2004 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 252015


  • miles


2004 Ford Ranger pickup frame is rusted and to the point that it has broke and is separating, causing the truck to bend in half, bending the box and the cover that is on it. This has caused problems with the power train of the truck, the 4 wheel drive, and the universals on the truck. This truck has less then 55000 miles on it. The frame did not appear to be is bad shape until this happened, and the rust that was around the craked frame became visible, actually flaked of in sheets 1/4 " thick. !!!

- Liberty , NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 122014

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 66,803 miles
The frame on the passenger side of my truck has rusted out and broke apart from the cab. The other frame on the driver's side is still holding up the bed, but it will soon give way. There was no accident, nor was the vehicle abused. I realized the problem after I became concerned over the truck beginning to sway when I was driving. Nobody has ever heard of this happening like it did. My truck is basically junk now. It is 10 years old and never had engines problems nor electrical issues. I do not know if this will result into anything, but this needed to be filed in case I'm not the only one.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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