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Ford Ranger recalls

 

For Models: Ford Ranger

Drive Train, May 8, 2001

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Ford has recalled 1998-2000 Electric Ranger EV vehicles due to faulty transaxle attachment bolts. On some vehicles, the bolts may loosen, which may cause a clunking noise and a jerking motion. If the bolts fall out, the transaxle may detach from the vehicle. Dealers will install bolts with a revised design.

For Models: Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Ford Ranger

Body, Interior & Misc., January 23, 2001

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Ford has recalled 2001 Explorer Sport Trac and Ranger trucks because the hood latch striker may fail. This may cause the hood to fly up, which may cause a loss of visibility and vehicle control. Dealers will replace the hood latch striker.

For Models: Ford Contour, Ford Escort, Ford Explorer, Ford F-150, Ford Ranger, Ford Windstar, Lincoln Town Car, Mercury Mountaineer, Mercury Mystique, Mercury Villager

Body, Interior & Misc., October 26, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES, LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH TRW SEAT BELT BUCKLE ASSEMBLIES. THE BUCKLE BASE OF THESE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND THEREFORE DO NOT PASS THE LOAD BEARING REQUIREMENT OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES."

For Models: Ford Explorer, Ford F-150, Ford Ranger, Mazda B2300, Mazda B2500, Mazda B3000, Mazda B4000, Mazda Navajo, Mercury Mountaineer

Drive Train, August 26, 2000

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Ford has recalled Firestone Wilderness AT and Radial ATX tires installed on multiple lines of Ford trucks from 1991 to 2000. On some tires, under extreme conditions, the tread could separate, which can cause immediate tire failure. This may lead to a loss of vehicle control, injury, and death. Dealers replaced the affected tires.

For Models: Ford Ranger

Engine, March 23, 2000

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Ford has recalled 2000 Ranger trucks due to a plugged heater return tube, which may cause poor coolant flow through the heater circuit. This will reduce defroster performance. All affected vehicles are at transportation yards or dealerships, where dealers will replace the plugged heater water return tubes.

For Models: Ford Ranger

Drive Train, July 28, 1999

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Ford has recalled 1998-1999 Electric Ranger EV trucks because the transaxle park mechanism may not engage due to a misaligned spring in the park detent area. This may cause the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly. Dealers will inspect the transaxle and replace any misaligned park detent springs.

For Models: Ford Explorer, Ford F-250, Ford F-350 Super Duty, Ford Mustang, Ford Ranger, Mercury Mountaineer

Drive Train, March 27, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN 1997-1999 RHD EXPLORER EQUIPPED WITH 4.0L OHV/SOHC ENGINES AND CRUISE CONTROL BUILT FROM MAY 29, 1996 THROUGH MARCH 4, 1999; 1998-1999 EXPLORER/MOUNTAINEERS EQUIPPED WITH 4.0L OHV/SOHC OR 5.0L ENGINES OR 1998-1999 RANGERS EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L, 3.0L FFV/EFI OR 4.0L ENGINES AND CRUISE CONTROL BUILT FROM JANUARY 5, 1998 THROUGH MARCH 4, 1999; 1998-1999 MUSTANGS EQUIPPED WITH 3.8L, 4.6L 2-VALVE OR 4-VALVE ENGINES AND CRUISE CONTROL BUILT FROM MARCH 2, 1998 THROUGH MARCH 4, 1999; 1999 F250/F350/F450/F550 (OVER 8,500 LBS.) TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 5.4L OR 6.8L ENGINES AND CRUISE CONTROL BUILT FROM MARCH 2, 1998 THROUGH MARCH 4, 1999; AND 1999 F-53 STRIPPED CHASSIS EQUIPPED WITH 5.4L OR 6.8L ENGINES AND CRUISE CONTROL BUILT FROM MARCH 2, 1998 THROUGH MARCH 4, 1999. A CRUISE CONTROL CABLE CAN INTERFERE WITH THE SPEED CONTROL SERVO PULLEY AND NOT ALLOW THE THROTTLE TO RETURN TO IDLE WHEN DISENGAGING THE CRUISE CONTROL.

For Models: Ford Ranger

Engine, September 21, 1998

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Ford has recalled certain 1999 Ranger with 3.0L V6 engines due to a possible fuel leak at the O-ring at the fuel injunction pulse damper to the fuel rail joint. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the pulse damper.

For Models: Ford Ranger

Body, Interior & Misc., July 6, 1998

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Ford has recalled 1998 Ranger trucks because there is incorrect tire and rim information printed in the owner's manual. Ford will send out a revised label that overlays the previous label in the manual.

For Models: Ford Ranger

Electrical & Lights, April 27, 1998

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Ford has recalled 1998 Electric Ranger EV vehicles due to defective  traction heater systems. The heaters may have faulty wiring, which can arc and cause a fire hazard. Dealers will disable the battery pack heaters.

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