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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
170,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Ford Explorer accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 122010

Explorer Sport Eddie Bauer 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles


My interior lights stay on and my truck says that there is a door ajar. I closed all of the doors and the trunk and the lights and the dial still stay on. I had to turn off my interior lights so that my battery does not drain. This problem is very annoying especially when I took my truck to the dealership and they can't figure out what or where the problem is coming from. Hopefully I will find someone that can figure out what the problem is so I can have this problem fixed.

- , Washington, DC, USA

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