Looking to buy a used 1983 Ford Ranger? Here are some complaints / problems and recalls to be aware of.
1983 Ford Ranger SERVICE BRAKES, AIR: DISC: ROTOR NHTSA Campaign #98E010000
Date Announced: APRIL 08, 1998 / Vehicles Affected: 23,500
Summary: Equipment description: Aftermarket brake rotors for use on certain Ford and Mazda trucks. Cracked castings caused cracks to appear on the outer diameter of the rotor hat or around the stud hole.
Consequence: Loss of braking can result.
Actions: Aimco will reimburse consumers/installers for the cost of replacement rotors and installation. Consumers are requested to return to the location where the rotors were originally purchased/installed for replacement. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 98E010000 »
1983 Ford Ranger FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP NHTSA Campaign #07E064000
Date Announced: AUGUST 27, 2007 / Vehicles Affected: 34,000
Summary: Certain federal-mogul aftermarket fuel pumps sold under the brand names of carter, accuflow, Napa, truflow, parts depo, and parts master, shipped between August 2006 and July 2007 for use on the vehicles listed above. The fuel pump diaphragm in certain production runs may have been improperly installed or inadequately tested which may cause the fuel pump to leak.
Consequence: A leaking fuel pump could create a vehicle fire hazard.
Actions: Federal-mogul will notify owners and replace the defective fuel pumps free of charge. The recall began on October 15, 2007. Owners can contact federal-mogul at 248-354-7700. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 07E064000 »
1983 Ford Ranger FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: STORAGE: TANK ASSEMBLY: FILLER PIPE AND CAP NHTSA Campaign #84V082000
Date Announced: JULY 09, 1984 / Vehicles Affected: 302,500
Summary: If truck is struck from the side, the cap on the fuel tank could become unsealed, allowing unsafe leakage of fuel. This is a failure to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 301, “fuel system integrity”. leakage can be caused by an orange-colored plastic diesel fuel information ring which is found around the fuel tank neck, or by the tether.
Consequence: See above.
Actions: Upon inspection, fuel cap tethers will be replaced or diesel fuel information rings will be removed. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the NHTSA recall 84V082000 »
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