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Looking to buy a used Ford Ranger? Here are some complaints / problems and recalls to be aware of.

Recalls:

1990 Ford Ranger TIRES: TREAD / BELT NHTSA Campaign #01X001000

Date Announced: MAY 22, 2001 / Vehicles Affected: 13,000,000

Summary: This is not a safety recall in accordance with the Safety Act. However, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the Agency. Equipment description: Ford is replacing all Firestone Wilderness AT 15, 16, and 17 inch tires mounted on Ford trucks and SUVS. Ford reports tread separation can occur due to a combination of the sensitivity of the tire design to stress, aging, and manufacturing differences between plants. Ford is replacing these tires to prevent possible premature tire failure. Vehicle description: The vehicles listed below may have been originally equipped with Firestone Wilderness AT tires or may have had Wilderness AT tires installed during the Firestone recall launched in August 2000. Certain 1991 throught 2002 Ford Explorer certain 2001 throught 2002 Explorer Sport, and Sport Trac certain 1997 through 2002 Mercury Mountaineer certain 1991 through 2001 Ranger certain 1999 through 2001 Expedition certain 1991 through 1994, and 1997 model year F-series certain 1991 through 1994 Bronco note: Both original equipment and replacement tires are affected.

Consequence: Should the tread separate at highway speeds, a vehicle crash could occur, possibly resulting in personal injury or death.

Actions: The replacement/reimbursement program for this campaign expired on March 31, 2002. However, customers can contact Ford at 1-877-917-3673 or go on-line to www.Ford.com for possible assistance. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 01X001000

 

1990 Ford Ranger EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E026000

Date Announced: MARCH 23, 2006 / Vehicles Affected: 61,944

Summary: Certain pro-a motors corner lamps, turn signals, and headlights sold as replacement lamps for use on certain passenger vehicles listed above. Some combination lamps that are not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.

Consequence: Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning.

Actions: Pro-a motors will notify owners and offer to repurchase the lamps. The recall began on April 3, 2006. Owners may contact pro-a motors at 323-838-2988. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 06E026000

 

1990 Ford Ranger SERVICE BRAKES, AIR: DISC: ROTOR NHTSA Campaign #98E010000

Date Announced: APRIL 08, 1998 / Vehicles Affected: 23,500

Summary: Equipment description: Aftermarket brake rotors for use on certain Ford and Mazda trucks. Cracked castings caused cracks to appear on the outer diameter of the rotor hat or around the stud hole.

Consequence: Loss of braking can result.

Actions: Aimco will reimburse consumers/installers for the cost of replacement rotors and installation. Consumers are requested to return to the location where the rotors were originally purchased/installed for replacement. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 98E010000

 

1990 Ford Ranger POWER TRAIN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NHTSA Campaign #91V189000

Date Announced: NOVEMBER 04, 1991 / Vehicles Affected: 792,000

Summary: When the automatic transmission shift lever is placed in the park position, the park pawl does not always abut or engage the park gear.

Consequence: Driver may believe the vehicle is safely engaged in park when the gear is not truly engaged. This can lead to the vehicle jumping out of gear unintentionally, vehicle rollaway when parked on a sloped surface, and inadvertent motion when the vehicle is started. All of these conditions can result in a vehicle accident.

Actions: Repair the transmission with a new park pawl. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 91V189000

 

1990 Ford Ranger VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL NHTSA Campaign #90V044000

Date Announced: MARCH 01, 1990 / Vehicles Affected: 4,000

Summary: Throttle lever may contact throttle body air inlet tube, with potential for throttle remaining open following release of the accelerator pedal.

Consequence: Uncontrolled acceleration could create lack of control and cause an accident.

Actions: Manufacturer will replace air inlet tube with newly designed replacement. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 90V044000

 

1990 Ford Ranger VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL NHTSA Campaign #89V234000

Date Announced: DECEMBER 22, 1989 / Vehicles Affected: 4,000

Summary: Throttle lever may contact throttle body air inlet tube, with the potential for throttle remaining open following release of the accelerator pedal from the full-throttle position in trucks with 4.0 L engines.

Consequence: Uncontrolled acceleration could create lack of control and cause an accident.

Actions: Manufacturer will replace air inlet tube with newly designed replacement with an increased throttle lever-to-inlet tube clearance. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 89V234000

 

 

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