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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
149,978 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 engine problems

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2004 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 182010


  • 149,978 miles


The contact owns 2004 Ford Ranger. The contact was driving approximately 60 mph with the accelerator pedal stuck in an open position. The brake pedal was applied numerous times without a response. Immediately, the gear selector was shifted into the neutral position. The vehicle continued to accelerate. The anti-theft lock warning light indicator illuminated, followed by a loss of power steering. The vehicle finally came to a complete stop after repeated pressure was applied to the brake pedal. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who stated that the failure was contributed to the speed control cable. The vehicle was not repaired; however, the speed control cable was disabled and removed from the vehicle. The contact was concerned about the safety hazard regarding the defect. The failure mileage was 149,978. Updated 09/28/10.

- Stoneboro , PA, USA

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