really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,817 miles

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2004 Ford Ranger body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 182014


  • miles


I own a 2004 Ford Ranger. The frame is two parts front and back held together by rivets. The front half of the frame looks in good shape, normal wear and tare for a 2004 truck but the back section of the frame including shock mounts and gas tank mounts are a rusty rotting mess. Its like perfect line. If the hole frame was like this I would say ok its a 2004 truck but its not. Seems to me this is a manufacturer flaw.

- Green Lane, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 182014


  • 62,450 miles
Frame rusting out from under truck, noise when I turn to steer, and spare tire fell off.

- Waterford, CT, USA

problem #1

Jul 202004

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1)there had been a light rain a short time earlier. 2)on a 2004 Ford Ranger 4X4 pick up; there is a tube step with a rubber step area. As I went to get into the vehicle, I made sure that I was on that rubber area (since it had just rained). As I went to step in, my foot slid off the rubber area; my toe went between the door and the door jam, my heel locked to the tube. I then fell back and hit the ground, while my foot stayed locked in the door jam area. I have had to have knee surgery and now have a blown disk in my lower back that we are trying to correct at this time.I have been off work since this happened! 3)if Ford would have had " a better idea"; they would have just put the sandpaper non-skid in the area and this hazzard would not be there. I want to know what is going to be done! or is an attourny needed?

- Vernon , AZ, USA

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