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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,300 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.

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2008 Ford Ranger wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 102008

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,300 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford Ranger. While attempting to rotate the tires, the contact noticed that the tire tread was "chopping" or uneven. The dealer stated that the tire wear was a result of pulling his trailer on the rear of the vehicle without using the trailer pulling device. The owner's manual stated that the vehicle should be able to carry between 3,000-3,500 lbs. Ford refused to replace the tires, which were not covered under warranty. The dealer was instructed by Ford to adjust the torsion bar. The failure was discovered to be a mechanical issue, rather than a tire issue. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 8,300 and current mileage was 9,136. Updated 09/23/08 the consumer stated the vehicle would sway and vibrate due to the chopped tires. Updated 10/01/08.

- Wayne, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 112007

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Ranger with Goodyear Wrangler 235/75/R15 tires. While approaching a stop light at approximately 10 mph and applying the brakes, the vehicle hydroplaned into the right lane. The contact was able to maintain control of the vehicle. She observed that the tires are for passenger vehicles and not for light pick up trucks. The dealer stated that she would have to pay the full price for new tires. The approximate failure mileage was 300 and the approximate current mileage is 8,000. Updated 5/13/08 updated 05/13/07.

- Cassville, MO, USA

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