really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Ford Ranger electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012007

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


The 1998 Ford Ranger was part of an August 2007 recall because of a cruise control wiring harness issue. We have been told since then, that no parts were available, don't park vehicle near a structure, bring the vehicle in to have cruise control disconnected, and parts should be available in January. Well, it's nearly ground hog's day, and guess what? nothing has been done to supply parts. Ford no doubt is still building new vehicles and putting wiring harnesses in them, but they don't take the recall seriously. No wonder they're not a viable automobile entity any more. Bring on the europeans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Hope Mills, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 211998


  • miles
The dash smells like it is burning, door ajar alarm all ways stay on and dome light never goes out for hours at a time dash gets hot, last time took it into be fix check engine light stays on all the time and will not go out at all any more was told to drive it until engine blous up, speed doarmere light and fuel light on dash has went out will not come back on at all. The dash is all ways hot and smells like it is burning. I have reported it to Ford and the dealer and no one will do any thing about it and when I have they all ways say to many miles and when there was not to many miles on it they will not evern fix it and I have took it back so many times I got sick of it. My truck has never been fix from the day I have bought it from aj motors or Ford. When I called for they word hang up on me or give me a run around even to this day. "" ( no help at all from Ford and still my truck is not fixed) ""

- Vienna, IL, USA

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