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.

3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,674 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.

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2001 Ford Explorer body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 022014

Explorer

  • 166,694 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Explorer. While driving, the front driver side seat belt would suddenly unlock. In addition, the driver side and passenger side front seats would move forward when making a sudden stop and the passenger side door and hatch door would not open. The vehicle was not diagnosed and repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 166,694.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #3

Sep 252001

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Customer states, the cover for door lock and window switches on the driver side and front door is loose and will not stay snapped in place, also the door hinges were replaced.

- La Grande, OR, USA

problem #2

Oct 112001

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated there is water leaking around the driver and passenger front doors when they are opened.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 112001

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated there is water leaking around the driver and passenger front doors when they are opened.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

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