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7.4

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,000 miles

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2004 Ford Ranger wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 072009

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Ford Ranger. The vehicle has Goodyear Wrangler rts tires. The contact stated that the tires were splitting around the rims. On February 6, 2009, the vehicle was taken in for inspection and it was discovered that the sidewall of the tires were wearing around the rim. The technician stated that the tires were defective. The current and failure mileages were 21,000. Updated 03/17/09. Updated 03/18/09.

- Fisherville, VA, USA

problem #2

Jan 082008

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
One of four original tires that came with my 2004 Ford Ranger edge truck with 4.0L engine failed and was replaced. The tire was Goodyear Wrangler rts (235/75 X 15) with only 22,852 miles on it. The tire sidewall exhibited crack lines all along the upper part of the sidewall and I took it to the tire shop for repairs the tire started bulging out along one section of the cracks and their was massive leak of air. I was concerned that other three tires would eventually blow out so I replaced all four tires with a brand new ones.

- Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 062005

Ranger

  • miles
2004 Ranger XLT passenger rear tire came apart. While the vehicle was in motion, the right rear tire had come off on the highway. The vehicle severely swerved onto the shoulder then had come back across the center lane. The blown tire looked as if had come unplugged at the sidewall. The consumer found that the right front tire had a buldge on the sidewall. Two tires failed in the course of days. Continental Contitrac

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

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