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.

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CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 Explorer AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 012002

Explorer

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Air conditioning problem.

- Amheim, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 012002

Explorer

  • miles
Air conditioner was blowing out hot air though the vents, and there was a knocking noise coming from underneath vehicle.

- Amheim, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 172001

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
I am presenting two problems: First concerns the SUV handling: The vehicle feels like it is going to tip over as we make sharp curves at posted speeds. I have made Ford aware of this as a "rider" issue for another problem- the climate control system. It doesn't provide median temperatures. It provides only extremely cold or extremely hot service. I have an active complaint in to the Ford and have tried on several occassions to have it repaired by the dealer to no avail. I have a lingering concern about feeling that the SUV is going to tip over and the ultimate safety of the vehicle (although this has not occurred).

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #3

Mar 262001

Explorer 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Ihave lost controll of this vehicle several times due to the steering and overall handling, my tires are also playing a roll in this I beleave this problem is much more pronounced in rain or snow. I feel this vehicle is very unsafe for myself and my children! I've already had the vehicle into auburn motor sales for 6 days for complaints of lack&surge of power, bad sulfer smell at idle rolling idle(up&down), extremely poor gas mileage. The dealership was unable to diognose problem. As of today I've lost 21 days of use, on a vehicle I've only had about4 and a half months know they say I need an engine that I'm still waiting on. I told the dealership I didn't feel this vehicle was safe and wanted it replaced.I got know where, when they found out I got lemon law paperwork they told me Ford would not do anything about it pursue it through the state. I don't see how they can tell you that you are stuck when you purchased a new vehicle and it has compromised your safety time&time again! my salesman told me to look at the bright side I was still here to talk about it!!! I don't find this very amusing, I wonder if Ford knows how he feels in my opinion he was telling me I could of been dead!!! brenda. (tiresize: 255/70/16)( dot number: Tire size: 255/70/16 )

- Topsham, ME, USA

problem #2

Mar 262001

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
Wife and I get sick every time we use vehicle, and hard to stay awake while driving. No safety defect.

- Castaic, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 232000

Explorer

  • miles
Air conditioning unit/compressor replaced.

- Naples, FL, USA

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