really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Ford Ranger brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

May 242005

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


The contact owned a 1996 Ford Ranger. The vehicle was involved in an accident due to brakes because the brake pedal mounting bracket broke. This occurred on May 24, 2005. The accident was reported to the police. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic and they saw the brake pedal hanging down. Upon inspection, they noticed that the mounting bracket broke when brake pressure was applied. There was no problems with the brake pedal before this accident. The mounting this was made of pot metal, and it held the clutch pedal and the brake pedal together. The whole thing broke. The estimated speed was about 30-35 mph.

- Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 301998


  • miles
While driving the bracket the holds the gas pedal in place broke away from the firewall, leaving no acceleration. When applying the brakes, the pedal would not go all the way down because the accelerator pedal was dangling behind the brake pedal. Driver was able to coast safely to a stop. The prolbem has not been corrected.

- Bedford, OH, USA

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