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. Notes: Well, it's not a 2002, so it's got that going for it.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
112,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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2000 Ford Explorer AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2000 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 272009

Explorer XLS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles


I bought my explorer about 9 months ago. It's a 2000 xls v6 with 112,000 miles when I bought it. I spent $60 at my local mechanic before I even owned it so that he could look over it and tell me if it was worth buying or not. Of course he said it was.. It drove great everything seemed to be working fine and I felt like I was getting a good deal. It was advertised as an "Ice cold air conditioner!". Well, the air conditioner was ice cold. For about a week.. Not long after I bought my explorer the air conditioner started to go. I thought it might just need to be recharged but when I went to my local mechanic he said there might be a leak involved. I've only had my explorer for nine months and since then, I've had a major oil leak costing me about $1,000. The alternator went and I needed it towed which was about another $500. Now I need brakes and my airbag light keeps flashing. On top of all of this lovely stuff going wrong with my explorer.. my transmission keeps slipping between gears 2 and 3. What I thought was going to be a good deal is only costing me more than what it's worth.

- , Lowell, MA, USA

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