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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,248 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.

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2004 Ford Ranger brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 282007

(reported on)

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles


2004 Ford Ranger truck customer states that the truck was under warranty when he brought the truck to the service department an complained about the brakes both times the technicians found nothing. Customer wants to be reimbursed* the consumer stated the front and rear wheels were never removed to expose the leaking wheel cylinders. Over a period of time, the following year, brake fluid leaked at a slow pace and dissolved the brake lining and caused all the other springs and componets to rust and break.

- North Kingsville, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 032007

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,495 miles
Brakes were improperly inspected by dealership service dept. On two occasions while under warranty, which led to undo repair bills. The rear brakes and wheel cylinders of my 2004 Ford Ranger truck leaked fluid which caused the brake lining and all other springs & components to rust, break and parts to deteriorate.

- North Kingsville, OH, USA

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