hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,500 miles

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1996 Ford Ranger brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

May 282016


  • 147,000 miles


Truck was parked on the garage pad for a week. I opened the hood and checked all fluid levels, and found the brake fluid a little low. Topped off the master cylinder and got back into the truck. Started engine, and pushed the brake pedal. It went to the floor, got out of the truck and heard fluid dripping. I looked under the truck and saw a puddle of brake fluid near the left rear wheel. I asked my wife to push the pedal down and I saw brake fluid spraying from the main steel brake line. Could have been a serious accident as the truck was used one week prior to the accident to haul a full load of fire wood.

- Fayetteville, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 031998


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owned a 1996 Ford Ranger. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle rolled away for a few seconds. The failure recurred intermittently and became permanent. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis however, the contact was uncertain of the required replacement part. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000. The VIN was unavailalbe. The contact no longer owned the vehicle.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

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