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: How can we give the 2001 model year a "seal of pretty good" when it has some problems with a slipping transmission and a known problem with the speed activation control switch? Because it's not the 2002. That's how.


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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
126,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Ford Explorer AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012007

Explorer Sport XLT 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,000 miles


I have noticed when stopped at a red light or just sitting in the garage or wherever. The A/C clicks on and off every 1-2 seconds and makes a loud click sound as well. The RPM goes down every time this happens. I took the explorer to the dealer and they said it is because of a IAC Motor had shorted? They replaced the motor for $284.55. However, I am still hearing the noise and seeing the rpm dip. What is the problem?

- , Newark, OH, USA

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