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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Ford Ranger wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 102012

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles

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

Bolts sheared off except two next to each other drove slowly to dealer bill prerrie Ford they fixed and charged for a design flaw alleging over torquing of lugs which should strip threads only and was done correct by Goodyear with torque wrenches. A off road truck should be over designed. The wheel could have come off. Ford did not refund repair cost. I have never seen a bolt break when over tightened the threads strip. Wheel noise vibration signaled defect no road hazards eg. Potholes were hit.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Apr 262008

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
Component: Suspension:front:wheel bearing details: On April 26, 2008, a minor rhythmic squeaking sound was noticed from beneath vehicle while driving. On May 3, 2008, upon raising vehicle on lift, mechanic noticed that the entire right wheel assembly including brake rotor, ABS component and hub dropped from vehicle. An entire wheel assembly was needed (+$500). As an emt who responds to vehicular accidents in this rural state in all kinds of weather I was floored to think how close I was to driving the vehicle as the wheel assembly separated from the Ranger. Based upon other reports (ODI case number: 10155010) I consider myself fortunate, thank god.

- Shoreham, VT, USA

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