really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
20,152 miles

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problem #7

Jun 182005

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
While driving 75 mph on highway 8 West in California the tread peeled off the tire. The tire didn't go flat.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #6

Dec 282004

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 29,000 miles
All four of the vehicle tires (original equipment) are showing sign of premature wear with less then 30,000 miles. Please provide the tire information (make, model, tire size and the dot numbers). The dealer was notified.

- Hebron, NH, USA

problem #5

Jul 242004

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 58,000 miles
I was driving on hwy approx 70 mph when left rear tire tread peeled off of tire and wraped it self around rear axel. This caused heavy damege to left rear wuarter panel and tail light. Tire still inflated but with no tread. Manufacturer and dealer (futura and pep boys refuse to return any phone calls.

- San Bernardin, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 202003


  • miles
2002 Ford Ranger pickup traveling on the highway when the left rear tire began to bounce and then the tread beagn to separate. Driver lost control of the vehicle, resulting in loss of control then overturning.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #3

Aug 072003


  • miles
The consumer had a blow out on the driver side due to tread separation. The wheel would not come off. Please fill in additional information. Dealer is aware of the problem.

- Gakona, AK, USA

problem #2

Aug 072003


  • miles
While traveling about 35mph without prior warning the driver and passenger side tread separated from the wheel. The tire was a Bridgestone firerstone P22570R15. Please fill in additional information. Dealer was made aware of the problem.

- Gakona, AK, USA

problem #1

Oct 162002

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,066 miles
I am having multiple problems with my 6 month old truck. A strange oil loss that was loosing 1-2 quarts of oil a week, now fixed for the moment. The clutch disengages if any pressure is applied to the clutch pedal and will not engage until the pedal is fully released, dealer claims its normal. Various electrical problems with this heap, including failing sensors, interior light coming on when it wants to, and the check engine light comes on occasionally. This truck has starting problems sometimes, you have to crank the engine for a long time(up to 30 seconds sometimes) before it will start. Had to have a tire replaced with 1066 miles on the vehicle because some of the tread was beginning to come off, vehicle was realigned at the same time to cure a pull to the right which did nothing still pulls to the right. I have tried to get in contact of Ford Motor Company to get this vehicle replaced under a lemon law to no avail. I get told a story and put off, the dealership I bought this thing from does the same thing tries to fix it to no avail and puts me off. I paid 15 thousand dollars for this truck and now may lose my job because it is not dependable! something must be done this is not how to treat a repeat customer, this being my 4th Ford product and my last.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA