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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,000 miles

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2003 Ford Ranger fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 152006

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles

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

Two things on my 2003 Ford Ranger supercab 2 wd : 1.) front brakes are bad, and continue to be bad, due to bad design of front rotors. The original oem rotors fail, due to warping, resulting in a most the aggravating pulsing when brakes are applied. This results in inadequate stopping when needed, and could cause a very severe accident !!! 2.) the fuel cutoff safety switch ( whatever it is called) above the front passenger leg area (on wall -inside cab) is defective, causing serious consequences to the occupants, due to vehicle losing all power during operation. This has happened to me now 10+ times in the last 6 months. Sometimes while in heavy traffic, with no where to go when all power is lost, gauges go wacky, lose steering control, etc. As soon as the switch is "reset", by pushing in on it from the top of it, and turning vehicle key to on position for 3-5 seconds, then back off ( per owner's manual) the vehicle seems fine, ,,until, randomly it happens again when you least expect it. The manual says this switch is for "safety" concerns, when after an accident, it shuts off fuel supply, etc....but my truck has never been in any accident whatsoever, and this device is now becoming a great potential accident producer in itself !!!!! the "incident date" is multiple dates !!!!! and they are still continuing as of today 8 March 2008 * I have been told by mechanics the oem brakes rotors are defective, but since there is no recall, I would have to pay again, ,,and again, ,,and again...which is just not right.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

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