really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,071 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 302006

Ranger 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,200 miles


: the contact stated intermittently the vehicle accelerated while attempting to stop. This occurred 4-5 times. On one occasion, while stopping at an intersection 10 mph, the vehicle began to gain speed even though the contact was applying brake pressure. The contact shifted the vehicle to neutral and it began to decelerate. The dealership has been alerted.

- Griffin, GA, USA

problem #3

Nov 272004


  • 8,985 miles
While driving 50 mph, the accelerator pedal became stuck and the vehicle accelerated to 70 mph. The consumer hit a wall. The vehicle was towed.

- Cornelius, OR, USA

problem #2

Aug 052004

Ranger 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 100 miles
The vehicle experienced an acceleration problem. When driving down the road the accelerator will remain open even after consumer took foot off the accelerator pedal, and the rpms will hold at 3,000 rpms. The consumer contacted the dealer, and was told that this was designed to reduce fuel emissions. This defect occurred intermittently.

- Savery, WY, USA

problem #1

Mar 232004

Ranger 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Repeatedly hit the accelorator pedal when applying brakes.

- Columbus, GA, USA

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