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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
5,435 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.

2008 Ford Ranger seat belts / air bags problems

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2008 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #13

Jul 182016

Ranger

  • miles

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

"takata recall" safety recall notice 16S26/NHTSA recall 16V-384. I have called Ford dealership twice only to be told the part is not available. I will be notified when the part is made available. The notice is dated July 2016.

- Wingate, NC, USA

problem #12

Nov 022016

Ranger

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Ford Ranger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V384000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #11

Nov 022016

Ranger

  • miles
Takata recall. I received a recall notice from Ford in July 2016. It is now November and they still don't know when a replacement is available. They have offered no substitution. In the meantime I can have no one ride in my passenger seat. 2008 Ford Ranger 1ftyr14U08pa85209.my email is my6560net@gmail.com

- Laguna Hills, CA, USA

problem #10

Jun 012016

Ranger

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Ford Ranger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V384000 (air bags). The part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #9

Oct 262016

Ranger

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Ford Ranger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V319000 (air bags) and 16V384000 (air bags). The parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Kingwood, WV, USA

problem #8

Jul 012016

Ranger

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Ford Ranger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V384000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Tounding Mill, VA, USA

problem #7

Jul 282016

Ranger

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Ford Ranger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V384000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #6

Jul 232016

Ranger

  • 43,524 miles
(takata recall) I got a recall letter from Ford Motor Company dated July 2016. The recall was for the passenger side air bag on my 2008 Ford Ranger. I took the truck into my dealer, metro Ford, independence, mo., within a few days of receiving the recall letter. The service manager told me the parts would be available the 4th quarter of this year, sometime in Oct. 2016. I called the dealer today, 10/7/16, to see if I could bring my truck in for the airbag repair, & the service manager now tells me the part may not be available until after the first of the year 2017. I am very concerned about the slowness of this repair as I must use my truck regularly to haul materials, & am very concerned about my passenger's safety. Is there a time frame within which the company is supposed to have this recall repair done" is this vehicle safe to use as I have no other means of hauling materials"

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #5

Sep 012016

Ranger

  • miles
I was told by the dealership that it was best if I park my vehicle and not drive it until the part is available. I am unable to do this because of my job. I contacted Ford directly and they blew me off. When will this be fixed? 10 people have already died because of this.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 062016

Ranger

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Ford Ranger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V384000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Del Ray Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 212016

Ranger

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Ranger. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V384000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 222016

Ranger

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced minor corrosion. Prior to the failure, the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the bolts on the body on the vehicle were corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V384000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 09/29/16

- New Britain, CT, USA

problem #1

Dec 162010

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,129 miles
The contact stated that the driver owned a 2008 Ford Ranger. While merging onto the interstate at 35 mph on a wet road he lost control of the vehicle, and crash into some rocks on the side of the road. The vehicle rolled over onto the drivers side and then landed back on the wheels. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was destroyed. The driver was wearing a seat belt and died on the scene. A police report was filed. The dealer was called and stated that they would make a note of the incident. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that they would send some forms for her to complete. The failure mileage was 27,129. Updated 4/25/11 updated 12/19/2011

- Milan, NM, USA

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