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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,600 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 #3

Jan 152011

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford Ranger. While driving approximately 5 mph the consumer's son depressed the brake pedal and his foot unintentionally depressed the accelerator pedal due to the close proximity of both pedals. The driver crashed into a fence. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 18,000. Updated 02/14/12 updated 02/22/12

- Lebanon, NH, USA

problem #2

Oct 312004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
Consumer stated the pedals are so close together that sometimes when driving he hits both pedals at one time. The consumer stated that the brake needs to be moved 2 to 2 1/2 inches to the left.

- Dover, DE, USA

problem #1

Apr 282003


  • 800 miles
When applying brakes while driving stopping distance was greatly increased and brake pedal was hard to depress. Took vehicle to dealer who could not diagnose any problem. One day, consumer attempted to apply brakes, but pedal was very hard, vehicle then collided with another vehicle.

- Louisville, KY, USA

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