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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,500 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 #2

Dec 012004

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The right front wheel was hot to the touch. All four rotors where replaced.

- Grawn, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 292003

(reported on)


  • 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

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