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Tail Light Problems of Ford Ranger



Ford Ranger owners have reported 3 problems related to tail light (under the exterior lighting category).

car image   Tail Light problem of the 2002 Ford Ranger 1
Failure Date: 11/21/2006

Ford 2002 Ranger driven by my minor son to school approx 3 miles. While stopped at a traffic light, a motorist behind my vehicle alerted my son the vehicle was on fire. My son and other motorist pulled into next available parking lot where the other motorist was able to extinguish the fire on the driver's side taillight with worl gloves. At approx 8:00 a. M. I drove the vehicle directly to original dealership to report the vehicle fire and determine repair cost and payment method (owner vs. Ford). Hall Ford could not initially identify why the fire started in the taillight and forward incident report to their regional manager, who in turn, forwarded the report to Ford customer service division. I received a letter from Ford customer service division on Nov 28, 2006 that suggested I go through my insurance company who could file subrogation claim against Ford motor company. The cause of the fire remains unresolved. There is no reason for a taillight to catch on fire unless there is material defect. Without the alertness of another motorist, the fire could have continued up the wire harness and pass the fuel nozzle.

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car image   Tail Light problem of the 2000 Ford Ranger 2
Failure Date: 03/07/2000

Left rear tail light broke, and dealer had to back order the part. Consumer called manufacturer & was told they couldn't help him. The best thing was to go through the parts department. Part has since been received and replaced.

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car image   Tail Light problem of the 2000 Ford Ranger 3

Purchased apc model 40. 4132. Tlr "euro-tail" tail lamps from freitas customs beginning of June 2001. They were advertised as being 100% street legal. Markings say airst 98 dot. Received a citation for illegal lighting. (it appears to be missing side reflex reflector and side marker lamp) he goes to court on 8/29/01. He contacted manufacturer by e-mail in mid August 2001.


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