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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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2001 Ford Ranger brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 262002

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles

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

While driving and applying brakes driver can hear a loud noise. Dealer has been notified. However, cannot find cause.

- St Augustin, FL, USA

problem #5

Apr 172002

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles
Right rear wheel does 100 % brakeing, left rear, 0 % from factory. Nlm

- Mount Airy, NC, USA

problem #4

Feb 112002

(reported on)

Ranger

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Date of purchase smelled rubber on the drivers front wheel. Truck bounces all over continues to do so, this causes poor steering control as well. Brakes alternates from grabbing or slow in working, PCM has been reprogrammed, yet the whinning in the engine or drive train continue. Suspension very weak, vehicle leans to the right on the curves and steering control is dangerous.

- Falls, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012002

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When vehicle is at a complete stop, and consumer steps on the brake pedal, it move forward all the way until it hits the floor, vehicle has been into dealer 5 times for this problem, and has replaced various parts in the brake system, but problem still occurs, the uneven front braking problem has been corrected. The problem with the pedal going to the floor has not.

- Greer, SC, USA

problem #2

Jun 152001

Ranger

  • miles
Driving on an incline of about 30 degrees and stopping on the incline applyi the foot brakes, after releasing the foot brakes the car would roll backwards. While coming down on the same incline and stopping on the incline with the foot bakes and selecting rev and releasing the foot barkes the car would roll down the incline. Took the car to the dealer for a check of the problem. They ran some test and said that this was normal. I disagreed, the truck is still doing the same thing.

- Waianae, HI, USA

problem #1

Jun 272001

(reported on)

Ranger

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When consumer applied the brakes, the vehicle pulled to the left, consumer took vehicle back to dealership and was told they did not have time to fix vehicle that day, consumer then went back to dealership and after waiting for an hour and a half consumer was told they did not have the parts to fix the vehicle, on May 2,2001 dealership ordered the wrong parts, on May 3, 2001 consumer picked up vehicle and was told that the rotors and brake pads were replaced, on May 7, 2001 consumer was told that calipers were replaced even though consumer was still experiencing same problem, on May 11,2001 consumer left vehicle at dealership for nineteen days, vehicle was picked up on May 26,2001 and it worked fine for two days and the problem has reoccured.

- Soulsbyville, CA, USA

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