FORD RANGER | ON PREVIOUS 1997 FORD RANGER I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE SLAVE CYLINDER FORD SAID THAT PROBLEM HAD BEEN FIXED BUT OBVIOUSLY IT HASN’T IN MY NEW TRUCK I HAVE THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM IN SPEAKING WITH THE REPAIR MAN HE STTED THAT THIS PROBLEM HAS NOT BEEN FIXED AND IT IS ABOUT EVERY 15,000 TO 25,000 MILES WHEN THE SLAVE CYNDER GOES IT IS A TWO DAY JOB COSTING FROM $700 TO $900. | HARVARD,MA | 1999

ON PREVIOUS 1997 FORD RANGER I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE SLAVE CYLINDER FORD SAID THAT PROBLEM HAD BEEN FIXED BUT OBVIOUSLY IT HASN’T IN MY NEW TRUCK I HAVE THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM IN SPEAKING WITH THE REPAIR MAN HE STTED THAT THIS PROBLEM HAS NOT BEEN FIXED AND IT IS ABOUT EVERY 15,000 TO 25,000 MILES WHEN THE SLAVE CYNDER GOES IT IS A TWO DAY JOB COSTING FROM $700 TO $900. FORD IS BURYING THEIR HEADS IN THE SAND. NOW I AM STUCK WHITH THIS PROBLEM WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS? OBVIOUSLY THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH FORD MANUAL TRANSMIN. MANY OF MY FRIENDS HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. I ALSO HAVE A TRANSFER CASE PROBLEM WITH MY 4X4 IT WON’T GO IN TO FOUR LOW AND WHEN IT DOES I CAN’T BACK THE TRUCK UP NOW IT’S AFFECTING 4 HIGH. IN ADDITION SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY RADIO THE VOLUME F VARIOUS AND THE RADIO IT SELF IF YOU SHUT IT OFF AND TURN IT BACK ON IT SOMETIMES DOESN’T TURN BACK ON FOR A GOOD MILE OR TWO AND ONCE I WAS PUTTING MY POWER WINDOW DOWN AND IT SHUT OFF! THIS IS A BRAND NEW TRUCK IT IS ALL HIGHWAY MILE OF SMOOTH RIDING I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO I STUCK PAYING FOR THIS THING TO 2003 AND I CURRENTLY TRYING TO LOOK AT OTHER CARS. MY 1997 TRUCK STILL HAS THE CLUTCH PROBLEM AFTER IT BEEN REPLACED AND ONCE IT WAS IT WAS FINE FOR 11,500 MILES WHEN I CALLED THE DEALERSHIP ON IT THEY SAID IT WAS FINE WITHOUT EVEN LOOKING AT IT WHEN I BROUGHT IT TO THEM THEY SAID IT WAS OVER THE 12,000 MILE AND “TOUGH LUCK”! I WILL NEVER BUY A FORD AGAIN! PLEASE HELP! *AK 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Car problem was reported in HARVARD, MA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

FORD RANGER | THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS START UP ON THEIR OWN AND THE DOOR “AJAR” ALARM WILL RING CONTINUOUSLY FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME. | PORTLAND,OR | 1995

THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS START UP ON THEIR OWN AND THE DOOR “AJAR” ALARM WILL RING CONTINUOUSLY FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME. THIS PROBLEM HAS OCCURRED EVERY SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED. IT MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED A SAFETY HAZARD, BUT IT SURE IS ANNOYING.*AK Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTCR10A0SU. Car problem was reported in PORTLAND, OR. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19951101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

FORD RANGER | TREAD HAS HAIR LINE CRACKS. | AIRVILLE,PA | 1999

TREAD HAS HAIR LINE CRACKS. NO FAILURE AT THIS TIME. TIRES WERE MANUFACTURED IN CANADA.TIRES WILL BE INSPECTED BY A FIRESTONE DEALER THIS WEEK . JUST FORWORDING THIS INFORMATION FOR ANY FUTURE INVESTIGATION ON ALL FIRESTONE WILDERNESS TIRES. *AK (TIRESIZE: P235X75R15)( DOT NUMBER: TIRE SIZE: P235X75R15 ) Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZR15X9XT. Car problem was reported in AIRVILLE, PA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

FORD RANGER | DRIVING 60MPH ON INTERSTATE PHEASANT FLEW LOW IN FRONT OF VERHICLE, AS THE PHEASANT DISAPEARED IN FROM MY VIEW THE TRUCK DID AN ABRUPT SWIRVE TO THE LEFT, I HAD NO STEERING CONTROL, | SHERMANSDALE,PA | 2000

DRIVING 60MPH ON INTERSTATE PHEASANT FLEW LOW IN FRONT OF VERHICLE, AS THE PHEASANT DISAPEARED IN FROM MY VIEW THE TRUCK DID AN ABRUPT SWIRVE TO THE LEFT, I HAD NO STEERING CONTROL, THE TRUCK WENT FROM THE RIGHT LANE ACCROSS PASSING LANE AND HIT HEAD ON INTO FLAT CONCRETE BERRIER, THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY, OVER $9,000 IN DAMAGE INCLUDING NEW FRAME. WHEN THE TRUCK WAS BEING HOISTED ONTO ROLLBACK I NOTICED THAT THE TIE ROD WAS HANGING. THE YOKE WHERE THE TIE ROD IS BOLTED TO (CAST IRON) WAS BROKEN OFF AND I NOTICED A LOT OF PHEASANT REMAINS ON THE TIEROD AND SUSPENSION. I AM VERY CONCERNED THAT A SMALL BIRD AS THIS WOULD CAUSE THE CAST IRON YOKE TO BREAK, ALSO WHY MY AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THE FRONT TIRE AND RIM DID NOT IMPACT THE CONCRETE BERRIER. WHEN I SAW THE PHEASANT I DID NOT REACT TO IT, I DID NOT TURN THE WHEEL OR HIT THE BRAKES, THIS MAY SOUND FUNNY BUT THE TRUCK SWIRVED LEFT DIRRECTLY INTO THE BERRIER. THE SEAT BELT SAVED ME FROM SERIOUS INJURY. MY MAIN CONCERN IS THE PC THAT THE TIE ROD MOUNTS TO AND NO AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT *AK Date Reported:Dec 20, 2000. Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZR15V0YT. Car problem was reported in SHERMANSDALE, PA. Accident was reported to Police. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 MPH.

FORD RANGER | 2 OF THE FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT TIRES (P235/75R15) TIRES DOT VD SERIES, EXPERIENCED A BLOWOUT, CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE WHEELS, | STOCKTON,CA | 1999

2 OF THE FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT TIRES (P235/75R15) TIRES DOT VD SERIES, EXPERIENCED A BLOWOUT, CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE WHEELS, THE CONSUMER HAD THE OTHER TIRES REPLACED DUE TO THEM BEING INCLUDED IN RECALL 00T005, THE DEALER WILL NOT REIMBURSE THE CONSUMER FOR DAMAGE OR REPLACEMENT TIRES, HE STATED THAT THE RECALL ONLY COVERED CONSUMERS WHO EXCHANGED RECALLED TIRES BETWEEN 1-1-00 AND 8-8-00. *SLC Date Reported:June 01, 1999. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZR15WXTA. Car problem was reported in STOCKTON, CA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990301. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

FORD RANGER | VEHICLE EXPERIENCED A THUMP IN THE DRIVESHAFT, THE DEALER FIXED THE PROBLEM ACCORDING WITH PDF 99-13-4 AND THE VEHICLE WAS UNDER WARRANTY, THE PROBLEM HAS SINCE STARTED AGAIN AND THE DEALER WILL NOT REPAIR THE PROBLEM BECAUSE THE VEHICLE IS NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY. | BETHLEHEM,CT | 1998

VEHICLE EXPERIENCED A THUMP IN THE DRIVESHAFT, THE DEALER FIXED THE PROBLEM ACCORDING WITH PDF 99-13-4 AND THE VEHICLE WAS UNDER WARRANTY, THE PROBLEM HAS SINCE STARTED AGAIN AND THE DEALER WILL NOT REPAIR THE PROBLEM BECAUSE THE VEHICLE IS NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY. *SLC Date Reported:Sept 02, 1999. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZR15X1WT. Car problem was reported in BETHLEHEM, CT. Vehicle was purchased on 19981109. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

FORD RANGER | ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT ON A 2000, RANGER P245/75R16 SIZE, DOT# VD701RF120. | BELCHERTOWN,MA | 2000

ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT ON A 2000, RANGER P245/75R16 SIZE, DOT# VD701RF120. TIRES ARE CRACKING INSIDE GROVE, AND TREAD IS SEPARATING FROM THAT CASING. FIRESTONE HAS BEEN NOTIFIED.*AK FIRESTONE CLAIMS THE 16 INCH TIRES HAVE NO PROBLEM, BUT THE CONSUMER POINTS OUT TO THE CONTRARY. FURTHERMORE, THE CONSUMER SAYS THESE TIRES WERE DANGEROUS. *YH Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTYR10V1YT. Car problem was reported in BELCHERTOWN, MA. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000530. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

FORD RANGER | THE MANUFACTURER INSTALLED A FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT SIZE P225/70R15 SPARE TIRE ON THE VEHICLE, HOWEVER THE CERTIFICATION LABEL SPECIFIES TIRE SIZE P215/75R15 ONLY. | ELSBERRY,MO | 2000

THE MANUFACTURER INSTALLED A FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT SIZE P225/70R15 SPARE TIRE ON THE VEHICLE, HOWEVER THE CERTIFICATION LABEL SPECIFIES TIRE SIZE P215/75R15 ONLY. THE CONSUMER IS REQUESTING REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE FIVE RECALL (00T-005) FIRESTONE TIRES THAT HAVE BEEN REPLACED. *MJS Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZR15VXYT. Car problem was reported in ELSBERRY, MO. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

FORD RANGER | FRONTAL COLLISION AT 30 MPH WITH A TOYOTA CAMRY. | ORANGE PARK,FL | 1999

FRONTAL COLLISION AT 30 MPH WITH A TOYOTA CAMRY. UPON IMPACT, BOTH AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. BOTH VEHICLES WERE TOTALED DUE TO THIS ACCIDENT, AND NO INJURY WAS REPORTED. DEALER/MANUFACTURER WERE NOT NOTIFIED AT THIS TIME. FEEL FREE TO PROVIDE ANY FURTHER DETAILS ON THIS MATTER. *AK Date Reported:Nov 09, 2000. Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTYR10C9XU. Car problem was reported in ORANGE PARK, FL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

FORD RANGER | CONSUMER WAS DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 30MPH WHEN ANOTHER VEHICLE TURNED LEFT IN FRONT OF CONSUMER’S VEHICLE. | GLENDALE,AZ | 2000

CONSUMER WAS DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 30MPH WHEN ANOTHER VEHICLE TURNED LEFT IN FRONT OF CONSUMER’S VEHICLE. CONSUMER DID NOT HAVE TIME TO APPLY BRAKES, AND HAD A COLLISION. UPON IMPACT, DUAL AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY, AND SEATBELT DID NOT LOCK, CAUSING CONSUMER TO SLIDE FOWARD, HITTING STEERING WHEEL, AND KNEES HIT DASHBOARD. *AK Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Car problem was reported in GLENDALE, AZ. Car had an original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.