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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,000 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.

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2011 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 302015


  • 82,500 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Ford Ranger. While coming to a stop, the vehicle did not respond when the brake pedal was depressed. In addition, the vehicle accelerated without warning and crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and then taken to a dealer. The technician informed that the vehicle was operating as designed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,500. The VIN was not available.

- Mabel Vale, AR, USA

problem #2

Jun 042014


  • miles
The check engine light comes on at the time of power lose on the highway traveling about 65 mpg. It only happens on the highway traveling at higher than 50 mpg. It doesn't happen on slower drives in the city. We be traveling on/or about 65mpg, than engine light comes on, then the engines feels like its looses power, power falls like your out of gas. We pull over, shutoff the engine, then start it up again. Check engine goes away for a while then comes back. We put it on the computer, and it brought up the code pin pointing the problem. Part #101104000997 needed to be replaced. I replaced it and the problem went away. Have you had any other mustangs that have the same problem" or is there a recall for this problem"

- Sweeny, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 232011

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 4,500 miles
When braking vehicle accelerates in forward and reverse. October 2011, I was slowly backing and upon applying the brakes vehicle surged backward almost hitting two men directing me. The next day I carried vehicle to an open field and tried unsuccessfully to duplicate the problem. I assumed driver error. Several days later when braking going forward at about 25 mph the vehicle surged forward. Over the next year the defect was noticed in varying degrees. Four times when starting the engine with the brake pedal depressed the engine raced. April 2013 while slowly backing out of a parking space I braked to avoid a vehicle moving behind me. My vehicle surged backward almost hitting the vehicle behind me. Local dealer can find nothing wrong with vehicle.

- Alexandria, LA, USA

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