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Tailgate Latch problems of the 2002 Ford Ranger

One problem related to tailgate latch has been reported for the 2002 Ford Ranger.

car   Tailgate Latch problem 1
Failure Date: 04/04/2007

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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