fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,500 miles

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2010 Ford Ranger brakes problems

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2010 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 272013

Ranger 6-cyl

  • 14,500 miles


Emergency brake failed completely. Emergency brake on this vehicle would occasionally freeze to brake drum while parked in wet, freezing conditions. This is with the emergency brakes fully released. Normally, a slight application of power would "pop" the brake free and then operate normally. On one occasion, the brake shoes were well frozen to the emergency brake drums (this vehicle has disc brakes with small brake drums only for the emergency brakes) and more power was needed to free the vehicle, associated with a louder "pop". after that, the emergency brakes were completely non-functional. The emergency brake pedal goes to the floor with no actuation of the emergency brakes. This vehicle is equipped with a manual transmission. There was a previous emergency brake recall on some vehicles of this model/year type with manual transmissions (NHTSA campaign id number 10V202000). In that recall, the consequence item states "a manual transmission vehicle parked in neutral without a fully applied parking brake may have unintended movement which may cause a crash." I used the emergency brake everytime I drove the vehicle. My driveway is sloped and I applied the emergency brake when I exited the vehicle to open/close the garage door. Now I must shutoff and restart the vehicle everytime. I've done some research and found some things that may be useful. The emergency brake cables are intact and functioning properly all the way back to entry into the brake drums. The brake shoes are arranged in a top-bottom setup instead of the normal forward-aft shoe setup. This allows the lower shoe to set in any water that may accumulate on the lower area of the brake drum, freezing it to the drum in cold temperatures, even with the emergency brakes released. I'm reluctant to have this repaired back to its original condition since it will break again without a redesign.

- Limestone, MI, USA

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