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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,654 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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2009 Ford Ranger brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 142013

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 66,150 miles


Driver side hub assembly came apart causing the brakes to lock up with a sudden stop almost causing an accident. Higher speeds would have caused a major accident.

- Eagle River, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 082012

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • 27,159 miles
I brought my 2009 Ranger to the dealer for a safety inspection and oil change and during the inspection it was noted that the front brake rotors had substantial pitting and scoring on the in-board side of the rotor. The vehicle failed inspection and required replacement of the rotors. It was noted that the pads showed only 30% wear and the vehicle has only 27159 miles at the time of the service. I haven't found any other mention of these factory rotors failing in such a short period of time and never in all the Ford and other vehicles I've owned would the rotors need to be replaced after so few miles with so little wear on the pads. I had the parts saved and there are pieces missing from the surface that look to me like large flakes of the surface had worn away from the assembly. I'd like to know if this has been a problem for anyone else with this brand of factory installed rotors.

- Latham, NY, USA

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