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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,047 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

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

Sep 052006

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,500 miles
: the contact stated the spare tire rim was 16 inches instead of 15 inches and the tire itself was 70 series instead of 75 series. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer, who did not find any problem. The consumer is requesting a proper sized spare tire. Updated 12/26/06.

- Plover, WI, USA

problem #1

Nov 012005

Ranger 4WD

  • miles
Consumer spare tire was not the correct size to fit on 2004 Ford Ranger. The dealer was not willing to give the consumer a spare tire at their expense.

- Sun Valley, NV, USA

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