Ford has not changed much with its Ranger pickups in seventeen years, so comes as no surprise that the 2010 model is not involved in a recall. It seems that the vehicle suffers from a defective parking brake cable — only 2,934 manual transmissions version are affected.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) along with U.S. automaker announced the recall of the 2010 Ford Ranger as the problem can arise when the brake is released in wet conditions — in some cases the brake shoe will be stuck in the applied position.
Chris Shunk from Autoblog reports that only Ford Rangers built from June 8 2009 to February 2, 2010 are affected by this recall. Owners are asked to go to their nearest Ford dealer, where they will then replace the parking brake actuator — all of which will be free of charge.
Have you been affected by this problem, if so then please share your thoughts with our readers. Ford have not had many recall this year, although they had to recall 4.5 million vehicles back in October, 2010.