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
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
130,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2001 Ford Explorer engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 192012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


Engine turns over but will not start.Tried to jump off, not the battery

Update from Jun 21, 2012: Had to have the starter replaced.

- , Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 032009

Explorer 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles

have a 2001 ford explorer sport and i was driving and it just died on me no noise win i wint to start it it just sounded like my starter was just turning with out turning the fly wheel so i looket at the belts to see if thay was truning and thay was and it will back firer same times so i think it might be the timing belt is broke or it had jumpet time on me but if it broke wood it have made a noise???????? i dont no much about timing in a truck im not going to pay 2 to 5k to have it fixet so if some one nose what i need to do to fix it fill free to comment i new better than to buy a ford next time i will git a better truck even if i haf to pay more ford needs to git thare sh!t in line!!!!

- , Glouster, OH, USA

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