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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,824 miles

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2000 Ford Ranger brakes problems

brakes problem

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2000 Ford Ranger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #29

Sep 042008

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Ranger. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle suddenly stopped accelerating. The transmission shifted into neutral and the ABS indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. If the contact immediately activates the hazard lights, the failure will correct itself. The failure has occurred more than 30 times within one month. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current mileage was 86,000 and failure mileage was 85,000. Updated 11/12/08 updated 11/18/08.

- Southbend, IN, USA

problem #28

Nov 152005

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,800 miles
: the contact stated ABS engaged intermittently while stopping. The brake pedal was depressed several times before the vehicle began to slow down. No repairs have been made.

- Petoskey, MI, USA

problem #27

Mar 152004

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles
Consumer states the ABS brakes don't work. Took vehicle to the Ford service department and they didn't know what the cause of the problem was.. consumer had both the back and front brakes replaced. When driving down a hill the vehicle won't stop.

- East Lynn, WV, USA

problem #26

May 172005

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 58,089 miles

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

Consumer stated: The serpentine belt went out twice and the pulley system had been replaced before the alternator went out, the ABS light was on, then a warning light came on there were no brakes left, however, the car was still running. Ford said it was normal for the brake to go out when alternator went out.

- Atascadero, CA, USA

problem #25

Jan 182005

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 35,000 miles
Vehicle experienced problems with the brakes. There was moisture building up on the brakes, causing the vehicle to make a loud" boom when trying to move forward. Owner contacted the dealer, and the manufacturer who is telling the owner that there was nothing to be concerned about. When the consumer released the parking brake and engaged the clutch he had to accelerate as much as 3500 RPM's to make the vehicle move forward or backwards.

- Canonsburg, PA, USA

problem #24

Dec 202004

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 51,000 miles
I was driving on a secondary road at approximately 35 - 40 mph and as I came to the crest of a downhill section, I lightly touched the brakes due to snow on the road. The truck veered violently to the left and went into a skid. I corrected and again lightly touched the brakes and the truck again veered violently to the left and I was unable to correct before the truck left the roadway and struck a large tree stump. The truck is awaiting insurance adjustment decision on repair.

- Dexter, NY, USA

problem #23

Sep 202003

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

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

Two minor accidents and several near accidents due to antilock brake failure, requested dealer look into problem, they said pads are the problem, pads were replaced two months ago. Independent mechanic confirmed that antilock was non functional.

- West Bountiful, UT, USA

problem #22

Jul 242002

Ranger

  • miles
Torions should of been put on instead spring brakes were put

- North Aurora, IL, USA

problem #21

Dec 012001

Ranger

  • miles
Intermittently when brakes are applied pedal goes to the floor, causing extended stopping distance. Dealer has been notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Sellersburg, IN, USA

problem #20

Dec 012001

Ranger

  • miles
When ABS brakes are applied, due to master cylinder they feel soft and spongy. Dealer has been contacted.

- Elmyale, CD, USA

problem #19

Dec 022001

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving 60 mph speedometer started to go from 60 to 0 constantly, ABS light came on, and vehicle had delays in shifting. Vehicle at dealer at this time.

- Maddison, MS, USA

problem #18

Oct 192001

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles
When ABS brake system is activated, headlights/ horn and windshield wipers become inoperable, cause unknown. Consumer stated the dealer replaced the ignition but the problem still exists.

- Farmington, MI, USA

problem #17

Jun 012001

Ranger

  • miles
Brakes would pulsate when applying them. Thus, resulting in extended stopping distance. Contacted dealer, and the dealer took a look at brake system, and noted that it was consumers fault for brakes being defective.

- Apple Valley, CA, USA

problem #16

Sep 012000

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rotors and pads replaced after 6 months of purchase. Then, again after 3 months due to grinding noise and extended stopping distance. Currently, an independent mechanic found this was due to calipers being faulty, rotors and pads need replaced again at this time. Consumer stated rims and tires were also replaced, specific tire information was not given.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #15

Mar 152001

Ranger 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes are defected, and when applying brakes pedal goes all the way down to floor. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #14

Apr 142001

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle had come to a complete stop, consumer kept foot on brake, vehicle rolled forward and rear ended vehicle in front, brakes had failed. Towed to dealer, who found brake system contaminated with motor oil. Dealer refused to honor warranty, stated consumer must have put motor oil in brake line.

- East Arlington, VT, USA

problem #13

Apr 122001

Ranger

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle rear ended antoher vehicle and at speed of 20 mph, and both passenger's side and driver's side airbags did not deploy. Also, when attempting to stop prior to collision anti-lock brakes locked up.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #12

Mar 142001

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Long Lake, MN, USA

problem #11

Mar 202001

(reported on)

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle pulls to left when braking at low speeds dealer did aligment, disassembled brakes, and inspected them, but defect stills occurs. The misalignment caused wear on left front tire. Alignment was done twice and consumer was taking back the vehicle for another alignment.

- Ankeny, IA, USA

problem #10

Dec 202000

Ranger 4WD

  • miles
Driving 60mph on interstate pheasant flew low in front of verhicle, as the pheasant disapeared in from my view the truck did an abrupt swirve to the left, I had no steering control, the truck went from the right lane accross passing lane and hit head on into flat concrete berrier, the air bags did not deploy, over $9,000 in damage including new frame. When the truck was being hoisted onto rollback I noticed that the tie rod was hanging. The yoke where the tie rod is bolted to (cast iron) was broken off and I noticed a lot of pheasant remains on the tierod and suspension. I am very concerned that a small bird as this would cause the cast iron yoke to break, also why my airbags did not deploy. The front tire and rim did not impact the concrete berrier. When I saw the pheasant I did not react to it, I did not turn the wheel or hit the brakes, this may sound funny but the truck swirved left dirrectly into the berrier. The seat belt saved me from serious injury. My main concern is the pc that the tie rod mounts to and no air bag deployment

- Shermansdale, PA, USA

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