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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 miles

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2003 Ford Ranger brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012005

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


(1) I was in heavy stop and go traffic, keeping with the flow of the traffic. At one point I had to slam on my brakes. The truck felt like it didn't want to stop. The brakes felt "greasy" and I had to avoid rear ending the car in front of me. (2) brake failure due to overheating? rotors were warped after that. Truck shuddered when applying the brake. (3) a Ford dealer turned the rotors at 25,632 miles. At around 28,000 the shuddering has returned during braking. Dealership says it will not fix the problem again under warranty.

- Auburn, AL, USA

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