2002 Ford Ranger - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2002 Ford Ranger

356 problems have been reported for the 2002 Ford Ranger.
The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for 2002 Ford Ranger.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train
with 54 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling
(45 problems).

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2002 Ford Ranger in the United States are 238,989 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Ford Ranger owners in the last 16 years is 356, and the age of the vehicle is 16, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2002 Ford Ranger in 2002.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

3

2017

2

2016

15

2015

19

2014

26

2013

14

2012

13

2011

14

2010

7

2009

14

2008

18

2007

33

2006

15

2005

16

2004

32

2003

42

2002

3

Compare the 2002 Ford Ranger with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Ford Ranger,
the following table can be used to compare the 2002 Ford Ranger
with the Ford Ranger from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2002 Ranger is 356
while the average number of problems reported for the 20 model years of the Ford Ranger is 290.

Table 3. Compare the 2002 Ford Ranger with other model years