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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,887 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.

2005 Ford Ranger steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

May 152008


  • 6,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that the tie rod was wearing. He also heard a loud clanging noise while driving various speeds. The dealer lubricated the tie rod, but the failure continued. The noise has gotten worse and Ford refuses to assist. The failure mileage was 6,000 and current mileage was 7,200.

- Lakeview, AR, USA

problem #1

Mar 202006

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 9,774 miles
: the contact stated while driving at various speeds, there was a clunking noise coming from the front suspension. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership for inspection. The dealer replaced the tie rod assembly and upper control arm bushings however, the problem persisted.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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