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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.

6.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 212005

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The driver noticed while applying the brakes a loud knocking noise started coming from the rear of the vehicle. The driver took the vehicle to the dealer. The mechanic informed the driver that the left and right brake caliper needed replacement. Please provide additional information.

- Edgewood, MD, USA

problem #4

Oct 292003

(reported on)

Explorer

  • 35,000 miles
When the brake pedal is depressed at any speed vehicle pulls to the right and then jerks forward. Dealership replaced the calipers, and turned the rotors in an attempt to fix the problem, but problem still exists.

- Cameron, WV, USA

problem #3

Jul 122001

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Brake problem, in 2002 I had my Explorer in to phil long Ford 3 times for pulling, vibration in steering wheel when stopping. They machined the rotors each time. I then took it back to Ford because the brakes were still doing the same thing, once again they machined the rotors down to the lowest thickness, the brakes continued to make noise and the pedal is now sloppy. I was told that there is no tsb report on this problem, but yet I find on the internet. The bulltin # is 15910 and #15249. I have reported this to Ford and was told that what ever the dealer had to say was the way it was, because they were a blue oval dealer.

- Falcon, CO, USA

problem #2

Jul 122001

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Brake problem, in 2002 I had my Explorer in to phil long Ford 3 times for pulling, vibration in steering wheel when stopping. They machined the rotors each time. I then took it back to Ford because the brakes were still doing the same thing, once again they machined the rotors down to the lowest thickness. The brakes continued to make noise and the pedal is now sloppy. I was told that there is no tsb report on this problem, but yet I find on the internet. The bulltin # is 15910 and #15249. I have reported this to Ford and was told that what ever the dealer had to say was the way it was, because they were a blue oval dealer.

- Falcon, CO, USA

problem #1

Nov 012002

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer states while pulling into a parking space when depressing the brake pedal right front wheel locked up. Dealer technician noticed brake caliper needed to be replaced.

- Crossville, AL, USA

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