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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
121,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace with new tensioners (1 reports)
2000 Ford Explorer engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 292010

Explorer XLT V6 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles


Stupid pice of sh*t cars. Worst ever made! And Galpin Ford sucks ass with their mechanics telling you about your problem. They told me my Explorer (Ford Exploder) has a bad torque coverter and fly wheel because it was knocking after spending $500 out of the dealer listening to them saying that was the problem. Now I find out it's not what they told me, it is this pice of sh*t knocking is coming from the engine and not from the tranny. How f*#ked up is that. Seriously never ever will buy a Ford in my lifetime again. Worst experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- , Glendale, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 122009

Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles

2000 Ford Explorer 4.0L, noisy timing chain tensioners, the usual common problem no one has done anything about yet- please let me know if there are any civil actions or where I can sign-up; such an unexpected disappointment SHAME ON FORD!!!!!!!

- , Williamsport, PA, USA

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