Recall Alert: 2010 Ford Ranger

Recall Alert: 2010 Ford Ranger

Ford is recalling 2,934 2010 Ford Ranger pickups with manual transmissions that were manufactured from June 8, 2009 through February 2, 2010 to fix a potential problem with the parking brake. The parking brake cable could become disconnected from the right rear actuator during cold weather when the brake is released if wet parking brake shoes have frozen in the applied position. If the brake cable disconnects, the pedal will have extended travel and may not fully apply the parking brake when the truck is in neutral, causing unintended movement that could lead to a crash.

Ford has identified nine reports that appear to be the same or similar issue, all occurring during the winter months and on manual transmission equipped vehicles with no reports of accidents or injuries.

Ford dealers will install a revised right rear parking brake actuator to prevent cable disconnection free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before May 19, 2010. Ranger owners with questions can contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

[Source: NHTSA]

Comments

Well, I'll miss the Ranger when it goes but it seems that Ford is right on the problem and their response is prompt. Nice job!

Its a shame Ford wants to pawn off 4 cylinder F150s on us when the Ranger is discontinued in a year or so I foresee Toyota Tacoma sales rising significantly since Ford is giving the finger to those who want a smaller truck .

"Its a shame Ford wants to pawn off 4 cylinder F150s on us when the Ranger is discontinued in a year or so I foresee Toyota Tacoma sales rising significantly since Ford is giving the finger to those who want a smaller truck "

Taylor would agree on that. By the way this is the exterior of the new Ford Global Ranger.
http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/T6-Ranger-Front-Final-625x446.jpg

@ Robert Ryan , That Ford ranger looks way better than our fugly puke fest Tacoma its a shame Ford wants to give Toyota more sales by killing the Ranger .

@Taylor,

Is that all you care about is looks?

No wonder the Tacoma is killing the Ranger in sales!

Ray LaHood?

@ Oxi
No its not just about the second generation Tacoma's looks its the fact the rest of the world gets the vastly superior Hilux frame and we get the rusting stiff as a wet noodle frame on the Tacoma .

@Taylor,

I never had a problem with my 2005 X-Runner frame running high-speed on road courses and parking lot auto-x for the last 5 years...

Never had a problem with Toyota frames from my 85, 86, 97, 05 and none with my 10...

how come ford never sold the crew cab version of the ranger here like they do in mexico? i see them all the time in south texas.

"how come ford never sold the crew cab version of the ranger here like they do in mexico? i see them all the time in south texas."

Crewcab Asian Rangers are everywhere in Australia.
http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Ford_Ranger_Wildtrak_007-480x320.jpg

"...since Ford is giving the finger to those who want a smaller truck ."

Actually, Ford seems to be giving the finger to everyone.....ask me about the 2008 Explorer I bought.
It's the main reason I got rid of every Ford vehicle I owned and replaced them with Toyotas. (I wished I'd done it sooner)

My 2010 Ford Rander has developed slack in the drivetrain which causes a clunking noise when you accelerate or let up on the gas. Sometimes I have difficulty shifting it in to first gear, Is this danderous?



Post a Comment

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

  • Try to be civil to your fellow blog readers.
  • Stay on topic. We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in the blog post.
  • Your email will not be shown.

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In

Home | Buy or Sell a Truck | News | Special Reports

Powered by Cars.com. By using this site, you agree to our terms of service | © 2011 Cars.com | Privacy Statement | Contact Us

Visit our partner: MovingTruck.com