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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,147 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.

2004 Ford Ranger brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 282006

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,438 miles

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

I would like to report poor design of brake and gas pedals, when wearing work boots if not careful you will push on gas pedal as you apply brake causing vehicle to not slow down and at times actually excelerating, this has happened twice, once resulting in accident during highway panic stop

- N. Catasauqua, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 022006

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
: the contact stated while brake pressure was applied at a stop sign, due to the placement of the brake and accelerator pedal the two were pressed at the same time which caused the vehicle to lurch forward resulting in a rear impact collision. No one was injured and seat belts were used. Minor damage was sustained to both vehicles. The police were contacted and a report was taken. The vehicle was not seen by a dealer. Updated 04/06/06.

- Indiana, PA, USA

problem #1

May 112004

(reported on)

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3 miles
The consumer complained about the brake pedal and gas pedal being too close together. The consumer applied the brake pedal and touched the gas pedal at the same time on many occasions.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

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