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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1988 Ford Ranger

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1988 Ford Ranger, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: WHL SEPARATION/TORQUE LOSS

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE92029

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: March 16, 1992
    • Date Closed: August 31, 1992
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Suspension

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: THROTTLE STICKING

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA90042

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 31, 1990
    • Date Closed: December 31, 1991
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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