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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,000 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.

2006 Ford Ranger brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 112011


  • miles


Own 2006 Ford Ranger sport 4X4. Today, 06-11-11 I lost the rear brakes for the second time. The first time was about a year ago. Truck was taken to a Ford dealer for repair. After inspecting the brakes, they asked me if I park in standing water. I told them no, in a parking lot.they said the rear brake components were frozen and coroded. I felt the rear drums today and they are ice cold. If they are working properly, the rear drums would be hot. Its a very scarey feeling when you hit the brakes and the truck does not stop. Please check to see if other truck owners have had this problem.

- New Britain, CT, USA

problem #1

Jan 282009


  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Ranger XLT. While driving between 35-40 mph down a two-lane, dry mountain road, the vehicle began to sway uncontrollably across the road when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle failed to slow down and the vehicle veered off the road and traveled 60 feet down the snow covered mountain. The vehicle then rolled over four times. The failure occurred without warning. The air bags failed to deploy. The police and ambulance were called to the scene and a police report was filed. The driver was transported to the hospital and sustained moderate injuries. The vehicle was towed to a collision center. The insurance company has not determined the damages that the vehicle sustained. The failure and current mileages were 44,000.

- Brian Head, UT, USA

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