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7.1

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Ford Ranger brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 252004

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles

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

I have had to take this vehicle into the dealership for braking problems 7 times now. There has been a constant vibration upon braking. The vibration has become so bad at times, it is difficult to hold the steering wheel. The vibration is being caused by warped rotors. The rotors have been turned and replaced at least 2 times each. I am now on my third set of rotors. The last time I brought the truck back from dealership, it was obvious the caliper was sticking. Ford even had an engineer look at the truck. The engineer looked at the truck 100 miles before the caliper was sticking. He couldn't come up with any reason for the warpage. On taking my truck back to the dealership this past time, the brake pedal started going to the floor and was making a whooshing sound upon depressing the pedal. I was afraid it wouldn't stop. I am now afraid of driving this truck because I don't know what will happen with the brakes next.

- Morning View, KY, USA

problem #2

Feb 202004

Ranger

  • miles
When coming to a stop with foot pressed on brake pedal vehicle continued to roll. Consumer had to pump the brakes real fast to get vehicle to stop. Dealer stated consumer was pressing gas and brake pedals at the same time. The driver did not agree.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #1

May 142003

Ranger

  • miles
The windshield wipers failed and when the brakes were applied, the vehicle failed to stop properly and acted as if the brakes were manual, the brakes had to be pumped before the truck stopped. The vehicle was in the shop previously because the emergency brake failed to release.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

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