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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,271 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.

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2004 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 122012

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


While traveling northbound on I-75, near lake city, fl., the rear, passenger side tire tread came completely off the tire. The tread damaged the rear, passenger side of my Ford Ranger truck. Fortunately, I managed to pull over to the emergency lane and no one was injured. When my mechanic inspected the rest of the tires he discovered that a half dollar sized chunk of tire was missing from the driver's side rear tire. The condition of this tire, coupled with the other one, forced me to purchase a complete set of new tires. Needless to say, I wasn't very happy over this whole incident. I am, however, happy/lucky to be alive and writing this complaint to you. P.S., just fyi, I am still in possession of all four general tires.

- Ft. White, FL, USA

problem #7

May 072011


  • 170,030 miles
TL - the contact owns a 2004 Ford Ranger with dunlop radial rover tires, line size 255/70/R16. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph she heard a banging noised, she realized that the front passenger tire tread and part of the wires separated which later that day exploded. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 170,030.

- Naples, ME, USA

problem #6

Apr 012011

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Ranger equipped with B.F goodrich long trail ta tires, line size 235/70/R16. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, there was an abnormal thumping from the front passenger side tire. The contact stopped to check the tires and found an abnormal bulging on the tread belt. The tire failure was not impacted by a pothole or any other road hazard to cause the failure. The remaining tread depth was 1/4 inches. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The failure mileage was 81,000. Updated 05/03/11 updated 06/03/11

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 092009


  • 156,651 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford Ranger. The vehicle has four Michelin xc LT4 tires, size 225/70R15. While driving 15 mph, the contact heard a thumping sound. He pulled over and noticed that one of the tires had a faulty valve stem. A nearby mechanic confirmed the faulty valve stem. The tire was replaced at the owner's expense. After reviewing online complaints, the contact noticed that this was a common issue for Michelin tires. The failure and current mileages were 156,651.

- Rustburge, VA, USA

problem #4

Jun 072007

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,500 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Ranger. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed that the side walls of her Goodyear tires were cracked and bubbling. The correct tire size is P9245-75R16. The dot and additional tire information were unavailable. The current and failure mileages were 7,500.

- Middletown, RI, USA

problem #3

Jul 012004

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Excessive tire wear (inside edge) on front tires at low mileage (5,000+) and continuing. Vehicle has been aligned by the dealer twice since purchase.

- Alton Bay, NH, USA

problem #2

Jun 012004

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 400 miles
While driving 55 mph, the driver heard a knocking noise. The consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle and pulled over. The driver noticed that the front driver side and the rear passenger side tire blew out. The mechanic informed the driver that both tires needed to be replaced. The first tire was replaced at no charge. The consumer was charged for the other tire.

- Canyon Country, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 192004


  • 584 miles
While driving 60 mph front tire exploded. As a result, vehicle landed in a ditch.

- Detroit, MI, USA

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