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:
No data
Average Mileage:
140,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Ford Explorer electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 062007

(reported on)

Explorer Sport V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles


A warning alarm keep going off in the car each time it is started and about every half hour afterwards (if you keep driving). The alarm sounds like the same one that indicates an open door. It sounds 5 times, then stops for about 30 seconds, then sounds 5 time again. This repeats for about the first 2 minutes after starting the engine.

This stops and won't start again unless you restart the engine or continue to drive for another 30 minutes, then it goes through the same cycle again.

There are no other alarms or indicator lights.

Go figure!

- , Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

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