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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
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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 #2

Jun 212005

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


There was tread separation on all four tires. The tire manufacturer prorated the price to replace the tires. The left front tire was replaced on 6-21-05 and the other three were replaced on 7-26-05. While driving above 35 mph the consumer heard thumping noises and the steering wheel shook.

- Frackville, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 102004


  • miles
Consumer's wife was driving up a hill in Arizona at 70-75 mph and heard a noise coming from the rear tire. Later, discovered that driver's side rear tires tread came off. This caused the vehicle to skid and flip over. Both consumer and wife sustained injuries.

- El Mirage, AZ, USA

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