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8.4

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,800 miles

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2001 Ford Ranger brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 172004

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Bought a used 2001 Ford Ranger it was vibrating when brakes applied. Told the salesman and he said they would fix it. Took the truck in, and they charged me $669 said it had been in salt water I bought it April 12th 2004 I did not go near any salt water they knew what the trouble was before I bought it also said warranty did not cover it.

- Picayune, MS, USA

problem #4

Aug 292003

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
Ford Ranger 2001 4X4 premature brake system wear pads totally worn at 19000 miles and rotors already resurfaced twice. Pads replaced at my cost on third visit to dealer for brake squeal.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #3

Apr 102003

Ranger

  • miles
The brake rotors were worn which caused heavy vibration and extended stopping distance when the brakes were applied.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 142001

Ranger

  • miles
I have had this truck for only one year and have had many problems. First the transmission went beacause it would not go past 2nd gear and the overdrive light was flashing. It was found to be internal parts and external wiring of the transmission. That same day the alternator went and left me with a dead battery. I have taken it into the dealer about 3 times for rough idle and have been turned away saying the cannot feel anything and that not to worry because its still under warranty. Twice I have taken it in for the front suspension due to a vibration to the steering wheel and truck. All rotors were turned and the front was reallined. Also the truck seems to go through gas a bit too quickly, just about a bit over a quarter tank for every 10-15 miles.

- St. Clair Shores, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 142001

Ranger

  • miles
I have had this truck for only one year and have had many problems. First the transmission went beacause it would not go past 2nd gear and the overdrive light was flashing. It was found to be internal parts and external wiring of the transmission. That same day the alternator went and left me with a dead battery. I have taken it into the dealer about 3 times for rough idle and have been turned away saying the cannot feel anything and that not to worry because its still under warranty. Twice I have taken it in for the front suspension due to a vibration to the steering wheel and truck. All rotors were turned and the front was reallined. Also the truck seems to go through gas a bit too quickly, just about a bit over a quarter tank for every 10-15 miles.

- St. Clair Shores, MI, USA

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