Differential Unit problems of the 2002 Ford Ranger
Nine problems linked to differential unit have been reported for the 2002 Ford Ranger.
Differential Unit problem #1
The reporting person owns a 2002 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph the rear differential cracked, causing the rear axle to lock up. The contact towed the vehicle to a local mechanic. The local mechanic replaced the entire rear differential unit. The contact then noticed NHTSA campaign I. D. Number: 02v035000 (power train:driveline:differential unit) and notified the manufacturer. The manufacturer informed the contact that due to the VIN the vehicle was not included in the recall. The contact expressed concern over the failure due to it being identical to the failure addressed in the recall. The failure mileage was 100,000. This differential unit issue occurred Fri., Jun. 3, 2011.
Differential Unit problem #2
The car involved was a 2002 Ford Ranger. Recall 02v035000; while driving the vehicle consumer noticed a low hum coming from the back of the vehicle. Hum starts to get louder. Took vehicle to the dealer, dealer stated rear end was bad. Please provide any further information.
Differential Unit problem #3
The vehicle involved is a 2002 Ford Ranger. The differential housing leaked fluid. A recall was issued, however this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. This problem occurred on 08/01/03.
Differential Unit problem #4
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Ford Ranger. Nhtsa campaign 02v035000; Ford issued an rear axle differential case recall. This vehicle is not included in the recall, but has a bent axle in which it could break. The VIN is outside the remedy scope. It was Monday, Nov. 15, 2004 when this differential unit issue happened.
Differential Unit problem #5
The VIN of this Ranger is 1FTZR45E42_. 2002 Ford Ranger fx4- automatic transmission. Vehicle had approx. 65k miles at the time of incident. Drove vehicle normally, started noticing "clunking" sound coming from the rear. Mechanic diagnosed as a cracked rear differential unit that was very close to causing axle to lock up. Parts replaced by my mechanic at the cost of approx. $1500. Sounds very similar to recall #02v035000 concerning manual transmission version. This problem occurred on Friday, June 23, 2006.
Differential Unit problem #6
The vehicle involved is a 2002 Ford Ranger. : the contact stated the rear axle differential was damaged and needed to be replaced. The service dealer determined the rear axle differential could be changed at a charge. The contact expressed concern that this was a defect. Updated 11/30/2006 - while driving the rear of the truck shook profusely. An independent repair facility determined that the rear axles were cracked and the entire rear differential should be replaced. The consumer was informed of a recall related to this problem. The consumer contacted the dealer who admitted there was a recall but stated that it had expired. The consumer contacted the manufacturer. The customer service rep explained that the recall hadn't expired it just didn't exist for the consumer's Ranger. The service rep when on to tell the consumer that the recall was fir 2002 Ranger 4x4 with manual transmission. The consumer's vehicle has an automatic transmission. The failure date was 11/01/2006.
Differential Unit problem #7
The owner has a 2002 Ford Ranger. While driving 2 mph, the contact heard a loud grinding and clunking noise. He also noticed fluid leaking from the rear differential unit. The dealer stated that there was a fracture in the rear differential case. The dealer and manufacturer stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 02v035000 (power train: driveline: differential unit). The contact felt that his vehicle should be included in the recall. The failure mileage was 35,000 and current mileage was 80,000. This problem occurred on October 10, 2007.
Differential Unit problem #8
The car was a 2002 Ford Ranger. 1) events leading up to the failure: normal everyday mode of transportation via highway and surface streets. 2)failure and consequences: the rear limited slip differential unit of my 2002 Ford Ranger fx4 automatic transmission vehicle broke causing the truck to stop abruptly nearly causing an accident. The rear limited slip differential unit exploded causing the gears to break and stop the vehicle from driving. I had contacted the manufacturer (torsen) of the differential unit and stated the unit I had was recalled according to the serial number. Ford motor company negelantly did not recall all vehicles with the recalled differential units. 3) the truck's rear differential unit and gear was replaced with oem ring and pinion gears, bearings and similar type limited slip differential unit from a different manufacturer (detroit truetrac) from which was orginally installed in the vehicle. Cost $1,400. 00. This differential unit problem happened on Friday, December 14, 2007.
Differential Unit problem #9
The vehicle was a 2002 Ford Ranger. While driving approximately 35 mph on an icy road, the vehicle skidded, followed by a loud sound of spinning tires. Suddenly, the vehicle began to lunge forward. The contact was able to gain control and continue driving to her destination. After the vehicle was parked for six hours and restarted, there was no response when pressure was applied to the accelerator pedal because the wheels locked. A mechanic inspected the vehicle and unlocked the wheels. The brakes would not function effectively after the wheels were unlocked. Also, the four wheel drive would not operate upon engagement. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure was related to a recall defect under NHTSA campaign id number 02v035000 (power train: driveline: differential unit). The recall pertained to manual transmissions which resulted to the vehicle not being included. The failure mileage was 73,000. The VIN was unavailable. This differential unit problem happened on Wed., Jan. 12, 2011.