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
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
68,972 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. needs a new engine (1 reports)
2001 Ford Explorer engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

May 162008

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,972 miles

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

Anyone want a 2001 Explorer Sport SUV for a lawn ornament?... cause that's about all it's good for. Only had the truck for 4 years, only had 111,000 km. I was anal about oil changes and drove it like a fricken grandma. Once 95,000km hit the wiring to the headlights caught on fire... $1,000 bill to fix. Slowly little electrical things start going. But that's not why I'm pissed. Last week, I had the pleasure of breaking down on the side of a busy highway. The truck started smoking and totally seized up- had it towed to the dealership only to discover it was a blown engine. Only a $6,500 bill- more than half it's value now.

Anyways- just thought I should put the warning out to not be fooled by outer appearances. The truck may look cool and sporty but it's a technical nightmare that requires alot of dough to maintain. And I imagine if you have that kind of money- you wouldn't be driving a FORD!!!!! I know it's my last.

L Warner

BC, Canada

- , Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada

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