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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012005

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


2000 Ford Explorer accelerator pedal became stuck causing a surge of acceleration. As a result the consumer's wife went thur a garage door.

- Ashland, KY, USA

problem #3

Sep 042002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on the highway the vehicle began decelerating/not responding to pedal application. The consumer exited the vehicle and noticed that the accelerator pedal was dangling buy a pin, a Ford trouble shooter met the consumer and patched the pedal so the vehicle could be taken to the dealer.

- Aptos, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 122001

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving and when releasing accelerator pedal vehicle just quits.Ford has bene contacted.

- Camden, AR, USA

problem #1

Nov 012000

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was at a stop sign and suddenly accelerated into another vehicle. Brakes and both airbags deployed, and consumer hurt his head. The accelerator and brake pedal were very close together that it was easy to depress both simultaneously causing the vehicle to accelerate instead of slowing down.

- Lock Port, NY, USA

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