One problem related to tailgate latch has been reported for the 2002 Ford Ranger.
The tailgate latch on the 2002 Ford Ranger pickup broke. The plastic material appeared to be heavily oxidized and brittle , based on my mechanical engineering experience. The dealer that repaired the latch said they sold 3 or 4 of these each month at a cost of $179. 81 each, including labor. Ford motor company did not accept that they made a mistake in the choice of materials.
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