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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1997 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 1997 Ford Ranger, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: FRONT SEAT BELT

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP00005

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: October 02, 2000
    • Date Closed: May 15, 2001
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Seat Belts

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: STEERING KNUCKLE SEPARATIONS

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE99045

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: July 06, 1999
    • Date Closed: October 29, 1999
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Steering

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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