Ford has recalled certain 2002 Ranger trucks with the FX4 package because the rear axle could fracture under a high torque event, e.g., during hard acceleration from a stop or when a spinning wheel finds traction. This may cause wheel lock up. Dealers will replace the rear axle assembly.
Ford Ranger Recalls
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.