2003 FORD Ranger

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

5 Recalls for 2003 FORD Ranger

Recall Date Component Summary
October 13, 2009 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

FORD IS RECALLING MODEL YEARS 1995-2003 WINDSTAR, 2000-2003 EXCURSION DIESEL, 1993-1997 AND 1999-2003 F-250 SD THROUGH F-550 SD DIESEL, 1992-2003 E-150 THROUGH E-550, 1995-2002 EXPLORER, 1997 AND 2002 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, 1995-1997 AND 2001-2003 RANGER, AND 1994 F53 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE TEXAS INSTRUMENTS SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH (SCDS). THE SCDS MAY LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.

Remedy:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS THAT DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FUSED WIRING HARNESS IN LINE WITH THE SCDS. ON 1999-2003 WINDSTAR VEHICLES WITH A LEAKING SCDS, DEALERS WILL ALSO INSPECT THE ABS CONTROL MODULE CONNECTOR AND REPAIR AS NECESSARY. REPAIRS WILL BE COMPLETED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 27, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-888-222-2751.

May 11, 2009 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

DOPE, INC. IS RECALLING 42,540 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, “LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.” THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.

Remedy:

DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.

April 7, 2009 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, “LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.” THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.

Remedy:

SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.

July 17, 2006 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

CERTAIN AJ MOTORSPORT COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

Remedy:

AJ MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 31, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AJ MOTORSPORT AT 626-618-2026.

May 24, 2006 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

CERTAIN CK MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION HEADLIGHTS, CLEAR CORNER, BUMPER, AND SIDE MARKER LIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE 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.

Remedy:

CK MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CK MOTORSPORT AT 1-909-610-7211.

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7 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2003 FORD Ranger

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Date Component  
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engine
airbag
engine
seats & seat belts
steering
tire

239 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2003 FORD Ranger

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Date Component  
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10144242
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10046267
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE-INACTIVE
ODI Number: 10126294
SEATS
ODI Number: 10916239
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10984923
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11013133
STRUCTURE:BODY | SUSPENSION | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10896110
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10894028
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10893393
SEAT BELTS | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10893384
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10954120
ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11384261
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10937075
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | STRUCTURE:BODY | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11360843
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11354894
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11340920
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11323360
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE
ODI Number: 11279969
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11245601
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11257085
AIR BAGS | SUSPENSION | WHEELS
ODI Number: 11252437
ENGINE | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11171618
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11130591
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11099165
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11098273
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11090913
SUSPENSION | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11072198
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11153046
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11115480
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11053351
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11040787
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 11043087
AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS | STEERING
ODI Number: 11042267
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11034465
STRUCTURE:BODY | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11034255
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11024715
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11021588
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10885376
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10887598
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10870658
SUSPENSION | WHEELS
ODI Number: 10853781
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10854072
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10855694
ENGINE | STEERING
ODI Number: 10851357
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10840423
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10838794
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10822252
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10822223
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10818778
STEERING
ODI Number: 10816242
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10816409
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10783517
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10760942
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10746639
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10714909
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
ODI Number: 10714201
STRUCTURE:BODY | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10681203
STRUCTURE | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10680441
POWER TRAIN | SERVICE BRAKES | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10651711
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10650517
STEERING
ODI Number: 10640733
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10633148
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10629123
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10604555
SERVICE BRAKES | STRUCTURE:BODY | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10598345
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
ODI Number: 10593683
STRUCTURE | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10579396
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 10564349
STRUCTURE:BODY | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10558960
ENGINE
ODI Number: 10560117
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10546850
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10543237
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10534075
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10525675
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10515948
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10514422
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10500783
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 10498236
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10481993
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10473086
SEATS
ODI Number: 10473280
STRUCTURE:BODY | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10453692
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10451411
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10444018
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10441672
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10440440
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10434772
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10430258
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
ODI Number: 10398775
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10400770
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10400902
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10392991
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10381015
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10371235
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC | STRUCTURE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10371998
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
ODI Number: 10370782
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10359971
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10354565
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 10353256
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10347950
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10342830
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10341366
PARKING BRAKE
ODI Number: 10330215
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10331036
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10319619
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10316742
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL | CHILD SEAT | STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS
ODI Number: 10317757
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10318152
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10306093
TIRES
ODI Number: 10297166
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10298970
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10286730
TIRES
ODI Number: 10275750
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC | SUSPENSION:FRONT:HUB
ODI Number: 10268749
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
ODI Number: 10270097
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10262625
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10256063
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10254649
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES | STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10249944
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10247551
PARKING BRAKE | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10244201
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10232272
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10227516
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10229624
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
ODI Number: 10221946
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10223720
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10214199
SEAT BELTS:FRONT
ODI Number: 10212139
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10208753
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE | FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
ODI Number: 10206278
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 10199428
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL
ODI Number: 10198349
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10194331
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
ODI Number: 10194776
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 10192668
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 10184511
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10182044
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
ODI Number: 10173328
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10168695
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION | STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10168440
STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
ODI Number: 10158884
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10154102
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS
ODI Number: 10149370
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10146171
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10144242
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 10143915
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10138566
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10135679
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10133876
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL
ODI Number: 10133387
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY
ODI Number: 10130122
TIRES
ODI Number: 10129801
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 10127746
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 10128355
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
ODI Number: 10126294
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC
ODI Number: 10125741
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10126374
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10124143
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 10120427
TIRES | WHEELS
ODI Number: 10118895
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10117678
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10113547
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
ODI Number: 10110709
STEERING | STEERING:RACK AND PINION
ODI Number: 10112450
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10109942
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10109941
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10109940
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 10109438
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10107159
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
ODI Number: 10104533
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 10101272
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10103902
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 10104049
SEAT BELTS
ODI Number: 10100035
SEAT BELTS:FRONT | STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
ODI Number: 10100677
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10095621
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
ODI Number: 10091052
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10093764
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10093750
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL
ODI Number: 10093749
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10092856
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 10087389
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10088411
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
ODI Number: 10073620
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10073781
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10073492
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
ODI Number: 10072310
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10068587
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10068550
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING | EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
ODI Number: 10070303
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ODI Number: 10067211
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10065174
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
ODI Number: 10065347
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10062617
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10062953
AIR BAGS
ODI Number: 10061963
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10061088
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10059318
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10059607
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10061288
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY | POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10061564
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10061121
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10054824
TIRES:TEMPORARY/EMERGENCY SPARE TIRE
ODI Number: 10057359
EQUIPMENT
ODI Number: 10054349
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL
ODI Number: 10049486
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
ODI Number: 10051025
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10050424
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10044478
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10046267
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 10044189
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10044696
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
ODI Number: 10046507
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
ODI Number: 10044353
STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10047088
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
ODI Number: 10045116
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10047540
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10043145
SUSPENSION | TIRES
ODI Number: 10041179
STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10039342
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
ODI Number: 10038011
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
ODI Number: 10039652
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ODI Number: 10037607
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL
ODI Number: 10031539
STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10031528
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ODI Number: 10026467
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 10029235
STRUCTURE
ODI Number: 10024770
TIRES:TEMPORARY/EMERGENCY SPARE TIRE
ODI Number: 10024750
PARKING BRAKE | SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
ODI Number: 10019885
TIRES:TEMPORARY/EMERGENCY SPARE TIRE
ODI Number: 10021758
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10019753
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
ODI Number: 10021856
SEAT BELTS:REAR/OTHER
ODI Number: 10003846
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
ODI Number: 10003405
SEAT BELTS:FRONT
ODI Number: 8024126
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
ODI Number: 10178400
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
ODI Number: 10048700
TIRES
ODI Number: 769250
Is the government investigating the safety of your vehicle? Find out here.

3 Investigations for 2003 FORD Ranger

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS
Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

61 Service Alerts for 2003 FORD Ranger

Date Description
September 2, 2002 125100 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

LAMP-BRAKE-INVADVERTENT DISABLING OF BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *MJ

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July 13, 2020 160000 STRUCTURE

This article supersedes TSB 19-2026 to update the vehicle model years affected. Some 2000 and newer Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicles equipped with aluminum body panels may exhibit corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint wi

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February 7, 2019 160000 STRUCTURE

Some 2000 and newer Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles equipped with aluminum body panels may exhibit corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint with or without accompanying white dust. Panel replacement is recommended. Fo

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February 7, 2019 160000 STRUCTURE

Some 2000 and newer Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles equipped with aluminum body panels may exhibit corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint with or without accompanying white dust. Panel replacement is recommended. Fo

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February 7, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

Some 2000 and newer Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles equipped with aluminum body panels may exhibit corrosion concerns appearing as bubbled and/or peeling paint with or without accompanying white dust. Panel replacement is recommended. Fo

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October 13, 2003 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0442, P0455, P0456, P0457 OR P1442 OR A CHECK FUEL CAP LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH DTC P0457 FOR THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM. *TT

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December 27, 2004 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

ALUMINUM CORROSION – SERVICE TIP. *TT

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October 22, 2002 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

INCORRECTLY INSTALLED GEAR DRIVEN CAMSHAFT POSITION (CMP) SENSOR SYNCHRONIZER ASSEMBLIES CAUSING SURGE, LOST OF POWER, MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P1336, P1309 AND P0340. *TT

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February 1, 2003 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

HESITATION OR SURGE CONDITION DURING CRUISE WITH THE AIR CONDITIONER ON. *TT

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February 1, 2003 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

NO START, NO COMMUNICATION WITH POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) USING WDS/NGS OR A MISS/BUCK/JERK WHILE DRIVING. *TT

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February 17, 2003 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

IDLE AIR CONTROL (IAC) VALVE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE TIPS. *TT

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November 29, 2004 105300 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

DRIVESHAFT THUMP CLUNK ON LIGHT ACCELERATION FROM STOP OR WHEN BRAKING AND COMING TO A STOP. *EH

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January 1, 2004 190000 TIRES

EXCESSIVE FRONT TIRE HEAL AND TOE WEAR AT LOW MILEAGE. ON GOODYEAR P245/75R16 TIRES. *TT

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May 12, 2003 090000 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0442, P0455, P0456, P0457, P1442 OR CHECK FUEL CAP LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0457. *TT

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May 12, 2003 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

BUZZ/HOWL IN THE TRANSFER CASE SHIFT LEVER WHILE DRIVING, AND/OR SHIFT LEVER BOOT DETACHMENT DUE TO INSUFFICIENT RETENTION OF THE BOOT(S). *TT

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April 1, 2004 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0171, P0172, P0174 OR P0175. *TT

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November 14, 2005 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

BUCK/JERK AND MISS DURING DRIVE CYCLE ABOVE 3000 RPM – NO DTC – 3.0L 2V GAS AND FFV ENGINE. *TT

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061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

POSSIBLE ENGINE DAMAGE – INSTALL SPECIAL SERVICE TOOLS PRIOR TO REMOVING CRANKSHAFT PULLEY BOLT. *KB

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January 5, 2003 105300 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

THUMP/CLUNK ON LIGHT ACCELERATION FROM STOP OR WHEN BRAKING AND COMING TO A STOP ON CERTAIN 4X4 SUPER CAB EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND STEEL DRIVESHAFT. *TT

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April 30, 2001 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

ON SOME VEHICLES, INCLUDING SPORT AND SPORT TRAC, THE FRONT AXLE LEAKS FLUID FROM THE VENT TUBE. *TT

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November 24, 2003 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

BED EXTENDER COMPONENT REPLACEMENT SERVICE TIP. *TT

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November 24, 2003 162900 STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS

INOPERABLE LATCHES, LOCKS AND/OR LIFT STRUTS ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HARD TONNEAU COVER. *TT

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December 1, 2002 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

TOOL KIT CONTAINS THE TIMING PEG USED TO LOCK THE CRANKSHAFT IN PLACE WHEN PERFORMING CRANKSHAFT PULLEY OR ENGINE TIMING SERVICE. *TT

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January 1, 2005 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

HIGH IDLE AT COLD START. *TT

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January 1, 2006 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

POSSIBLE ENGINE DAMAGE – INSTALL SPECIAL SERVICE TOOLS PRIOR TO REMOVING CRANKSHAFT PULLEY BOLT – SERVICE TIP. *TT

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May 1, 2004 022140 SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY

REAR LEAF SPRING NOISE. *TT

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May 3, 2004 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

BOOM/VIBRATION AT 1800-2200 RPM, ROUGH IDLE. *TT

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July 21, 2003 103600 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

NEW TRANSMISSION COOLER FLUSHER – SERVICE TIPS. 2003 ESCORT AND SUPER DUTY F SERIES INCLUDED. *TT

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June 7, 2005 151300 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

SAFETY BELT RETRACTION SPEED. *TT

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March 31, 2003 150000 SEAT BELTS

DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE B1877 AND/OR B1881 INDICATING A HIGH RESISTANCE IN THE SAFETY BELT PRETENSIONER CIRCUIT. *TT *JB

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April 1, 2003 062100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLY

COOLANT LEAK DUE TO A BROKEN RADIATOR HOSE CLAMP(S). *TT

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September 6, 2004 030000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

GRABBING CONDITION FROM REAR DRUM BRAKES. *AR *TT

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October 1, 2003 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

HARD START/LONG CRANK WHEN COLD OR STUMBLES/SURGES DURING DRIVE-AWAY. POSSIBLE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0171, AND P0174 OR P0172 AND P0175. *TT

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October 1, 2003 010000 STEERING

CLICKING/POPPING NOISE FROM UPPER STEERING COLUMN AREA WHEN TURNING. 2004 E SERIES AND EXPLORER SPORT TRAC ALSO INCLUDED. *TT

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February 3, 2003 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) B1877 (DRIVER PRETENSIONER CIRCUIT RESISTANCE HIGH) AND/OR B1881 (PASSENGER PRETENSIONER CIRCUIT RESISTANCE HIGH), INDICATING A HIGH RESISTANCE IN THE SAFETY BELT PRETENSIONER CIRCUIT. *TT

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July 1, 2004 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

ROUGH RUNNING, MISFIRE AND A LACK OF POWER DUE TO A LOSS OF COMPRESSION. *TT

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January 24, 2005 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

INSIDE DOOR PULL HANDLE LOOSE – VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE 11/15/2002 AND EQUIPPED WITH POWER WINDOWS/DOOR LOCKS. *TT

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July 1, 2002 181000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

SUBJECT REGARDING ACCELERATOR PEDAL BUZZ. *TT

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October 4, 2004 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

OIL LEAK FROM OIL FILTER ADAPTER – 4.0L SOHC ENGINE BUILT BEFORE 4/1/2004. *TT

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March 1, 2004 062200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

COOLING SYSTEM FAN NOISE WHEN COLD. *TT

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February 9, 2004 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

SAFETY BELT PRETENSIONER DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC) B1877 AND/OR B1881. *TT

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January 26, 2004 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

LOWER ENGINE OIL LEAKS 3.0L 2V VULCAN ENGINE. DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE TIPS. *TT

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September 1, 2003 062300 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSES/LINES/PIPING/FITTINGS

WEAR-THROUGH CONDITION ON THE ABRASION SLEEVE OF THE UPPER RADIATOR HOSE NEAR THE AIR CONDITIONING ACCUMULATOR OR TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK. *TT

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September 1, 2003 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

TRANSMISSION WHINE IN 5TH GEAR. *TT

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September 15, 2003 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) – SERVICE TIPS. *TT

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November 1, 2003 063100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0442 (EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM LEAK DETECTED). *TT

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September 1, 2002 162900 STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS

EQUIPPED WITH A HARD TONNEAU COVER. * MJ

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September 2, 2002 032100 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

LAMP-BRAKE-INVADVERTENT DISABLING OF BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *MJ

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April 1, 2005 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

FRONT AXLE LEAKS FLUID FROM VENT TUBE – VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4X4 OR AWD. *TT

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April 1, 2005 125000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

BRAKE LAMP CONCERNS. *TT

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November 1, 2004 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

GENERAL POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES. *TT

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December 13, 2004 021000 SUSPENSION:FRONT

REVISED PROCEDURE FOR ADJUSTING ALIGNMENT ON ALL SUSPENSIONS – NEW RIGHT HAND UPPER CONTROL ARM DESIGN FOR TORSION BAR FRONT SUSPENSIONS. *TT

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December 13, 2004 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

GENERAL (PCM) POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES. *TT

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March 17, 2003 106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

FLUID MAY LEAK OUT OF THE FRONT AXLE VENT TUBE. *TT *JB

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October 1, 2002 353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

VARIOUS 2003 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH PREMIUM CD-6 RADIOS – CD-6 SHUFFLE FEATURE BETWEEN DISCS NOT AVAILABLE. *TT

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October 1, 2002 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

ENGINE TIMING SERVICE TOOLS / SERVICE TIP. *TT

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November 1, 2002 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

NO START/NO COMMUNICATION-CONTACT REQUEST. *MJ

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November 11, 2002 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

NOISE-GEAR WHINE NOISE IN 1ST AND 2ND GEAR ONLY-VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 5R55E TRANSMISSION AND 4.0L ENGINE ONLY. *MJ

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November 11, 2002 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

ENGINE-GEAR DRIVEN SYNCHRONIZERS-INCORRECT INSTALLATION-CAMSHAFT POSITION SYNCHRONIZER (CMP) INSTALLATION TOOL CORRECT APPLICATION. *MJ

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December 1, 2003 190000 TIRES

UNEVEN TIRE WEAR ON 4X4S EQUIPPED WITH GOODYEAR P245/75R15 TIRES. *TT

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August 1, 2003 061110 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

ENGINE ACCESSORY DRIVE BELT NOISE. *TT

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