Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Ford Excursion accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2001 Ford Excursion:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2001 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 122013


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford Excursion. The contact stated that the front driver's side heated seat warmer overheated without warning. The contact mentioned that the wires burned through the seat cushion, emitting smoke. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the heated seat element needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 140,000.

- Long Mont , CO, USA

problem #2

Oct 142001


  • miles
Excursion was bought 7-01 approximately 3months after purchase head lamp switch broke off. Took truck into dealer and was told this was not covered under warranty and would be $190 to fix. Upon research found that the 2000 model Excursion had a recall for this same problem [NHTSA recall no. 01V075/Ford recall no. 01S09] the part no. For the 2000 and 2001 has been replaced. It would be logical to me if the part number for the 2000 Excursion and the 2001 Excursion are the same then they both should be recalled. In addition the passenger front and side door do not lock when internal button is depressed. The interior lights do not shut off if the back hatch is opened and moisture is present. Drivers seat is stuck does not go forward or back, motor works seat will not move.

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 262008


  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Excursion. The front passenger seat burned because the heating switch failed to deactivate automatically. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer. A report was filed with the manufacturer. The manufacturer advised her to file a report with her insurance company. The current and failure mileages were 89,000.

- Monroe, NJ, USA

Not what you are looking for?