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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Ford Ranger brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012005

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


: the contact stated while applying the brake pedal, a sound of metal on metal was heard. The vehicle was pulled over and the contact noticed the pad separated from the caliper holder on the front passenger side. An independent repair shop replaced the passenger front brake pad. Updated 12/12/2006 -

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 292005

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact took vehicle to the dealership to have the brake pads changed. The mechanic determined that the front brake rotors where corroded and pitted. The rotors had to be replaced. Updated 01/04/06.

- Downsville , NY, USA

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