2002 Ford Ranger - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge 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).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2002 Ford Ranger

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

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

      PPMY Index = 356 / 238,989 / 16 * 1000 = 0.09.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Ford Ranger model year vehicles.

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

small car iamge 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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Ranger
1
  2016 Ranger
1
  2014 Ranger
1
  2012 Ranger
1
  2011 Ranger
175
  2010 Ranger
117
  2009 Ranger
148
  2008 Ranger
275
  2007 Ranger
219
  2006 Ranger
241
  2005 Ranger
263
  2004 Ranger
351
  2003 Ranger
242
  2002 Ranger
356
  2001 Ranger
532
  2000 Ranger
684
  1999 Ranger
788
  1998 Ranger
590
  1997 Ranger
419
  1996 Ranger
408


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