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Ford Recalls Ranger Pickups for Bad Brakes

Hydraulic actuator disconnects from parking brake cable.

by on May.24, 2010

This cold weather flaw sees the emergency brake lining freezing to the drum.

Ford is recalling model year 2010 Ranger vehicles for defective parking brakes. On Rangers made from June 8, 2009 through February 2, 2010 equipped with manual transmissions, it is possible for the parking brake cable to become disconnected from the right rear actuator during cold weather.

This can happen when the parking brake is released if wet parking brake shoes have frozen in the applied position. If the right rear parking brake cable becomes disconnected, the pedal will have extended travel and may not fully apply the parking brake.

Ford told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that a manual transmission vehicle parked in neutral without a fully applied parking brake may have unintended movement, which may cause a crash.

Dealers will install a revised right rear parking brake actuator to prevent cable disconnection free of charge as required by law. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford Recall Number 10S12.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline At 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), Or go to http://www.safercar.gov. NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 10V202000.