Tailgate Latch Problems of Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger owners have reported 6 problems linked to tailgate latch (under the latches/locks/linkage category).
#1 - Tailgate Latch problem of the 2002 Ford Ranger
The VIN of this vehicle is 1FTYR44U62_. 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. This tailgate latch issue occurred April 4, 2007.
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#2 - Tailgate Latch problem of the 2001 Ford Ranger
The vehicle was a 2001 Ford Ranger. The VIN of the car is 1FTZR15U41_. While standing on tailgate both cables broke at the same time, the tailgate dropped to the bumper and I fell to the ground. The failure date was Tue., May. 25, 2004.
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#3 - Tailgate Latch problem of the 2000 Ford Ranger
The car involved was a 2000 Ford Ranger. Tailgate will sometimes be difficult to unlatch, and there are also times when latch will come open when hitting a bump. Dealer has seen vehicle and can't fix tailgate.
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#4 - Tailgate Latch problem of the 2000 Ford Ranger
The vehicle involved is a 2000 Ford Ranger. When driving on an incline, the driver applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floor, but vehicle did not slow down. The brakes kicked in, and moments later, the driver was able to stop the vehicle. The consumer states that the he kept asking the dealer to remedy the steering-3 times. The consumer had to keep taking the vehicle to get a front end alignment every few days. The tail gate latch does not operate, the wind is still leaking around the door, the power steering pump make noise overhead/periodically locks up and throws off the drive belt and becomes hard to steer, there is a vibration in the left front wheel/roaring noise-rotated tires.
#5 - Tailgate Latch problem of the 2000 Ford Ranger
The car involved is a 2000 Ford Ranger. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FTZR15XXY_. Tailgate cable rusted in two, right at the bend. This tailgate latch issue occurred Oct. 6, 2003.
#6 - Tailgate Latch problem of the 1999 Ford Ranger
The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Ford Ranger. VIN of the vehicle was 1FTYR10C8X_. Tailgate latch is broken. Nlm. The failure date was Wednesday, October 6, 1999.
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Other Latches/locks/linkage related problems of Ford Ranger:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Door Latch problems||15|
|Hood Latch problems||8|
|Tailgate Latch problems||6|