10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,200 miles

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1996 Ford Ranger brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 012011

Ranger

  • 161,200 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1996 Ford Ranger. While depressing the brake pedal, the brakes would make a loud grinding noise. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 161,200 and the current mileage was 162,000.

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #5

Nov 252008

Ranger 4WD 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
1. underbody corrosion leading to perforation of metal brake lines 2. partial up to complete loss of braking function. Five times in three years. Catastrophic loss of braking 3. replacement of brake lines - old corroded lines available.

- Berlin, MA, USA

problem #4

Feb 042010

Ranger

  • 188,000 miles
My 1996 Ford Ranger has a recurring problem of the front brakes sticking. This occurs most often in wet weather but isn't strictly limited to that. I noticed a Ford Ranger that had slid into another car on a sanded corner and recalled the same thing happened to me a few years ago as my brakes locked up on the gravel causing the truck to slide sideways and I only missed running into the car in the other lane by letting off the brake and twisting the steering wheel. That poor man probably got a ticket for going too fast but it is a design flaw, not a matter of speed. I believe the truck is supposed to have antilock brakes, but that is not how antilock brakes are supposed to perform. Mechanics have verified to me this behavior problem for Ranger's so it seems that it is a common occurrence. Had my brakes reworked a couple years ago with no change. Yesterday they locked up again and seeing an article in the newspaper about Toyota I finally out who to report this to.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 212008

Ranger 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

1996 Ford Ranger truck had equipment failure and was unable to slow down. The driver swerved to the right berm and got wedged between another vehicle and the bridge wall. The consumer stated his brakes failed. When he attempted to slow down, the brake pedal went to the floor. (Ohio traffic crash report # 10-0535-91) letter updated 03/17/10

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 161996

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles
Accident--brakes locked up and driver was injured.

- New Virginia, IA, USA

problem #1

Dec 011996

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake cable to right front tire bolt came loose/preventing driver from backing up, causing right wheel to crack.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

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