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:

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2001 Ford Explorer drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 222000

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving 75mph a loud boom noise was suddenly heard. Vehicle was thumping and vibrating. Steering was very shaky. Managed to get off highway, and stopped vehicle to check. There wasn't any problem with tires blowing out. Limped into road service. Mechanic informed owner the C V joints attached to transmission transfer case had blown. Front driveline was removed & replaced, but vibrations still appeared. Contacted manufacturer, and informed vehicle was a lemon.

- Reno, NV, USA

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