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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Ford Ranger brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 302002

Ranger

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving at 45 mph throttle sticks open and vehicle unexpectedly accelerated and took off. Driver firmly held brake pedal to the floor and shift vehicle into netural to gain control. Feel free to provide any further infromation.

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #5

Mar 221999

Ranger 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

problem #4

May 192000

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles
Self adjusting brake kite is not installed causing the rear brakes to worn out.

- Garnervill, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 291999

Ranger

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brakes failed resulting in locking up and pulsation. Mjs

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #2

Aug 221998

Ranger

  • miles
When attempting a stop the brake pedal gets hard and the vehicle does not stop.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Jan 211999

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles
When applying the brakes the pedal went to the floor, the driver tried to pump the brakes, but vehicle kept going. Owner had to use emergency brakes to stop the vehicle. Dealer said the axle bent, causing the brakes to go out.

- Courtlland, IL, USA

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