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.


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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.

2001 Ford Explorer exhaust system problems

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 022002

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving 60mph vehicle vibrates. Vehicle pulls to the right severly. Steering wheel is crooked, pulls to the left. Dealer contacted. Also, consumer states that there is very bad smell from catalytic converter which Ford says it is normal.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 102002

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
From the date of purchase there has been a smell, both inside and outside the vehicle. A burning smell, at times the smell of rotten eggs. This smell causes me to be nauseaous. The dealer checked this on the computer, stated everyhing is okay. The computer results verify that the exhaust system is functioning within Ford standards.

- Leland, IL, USA

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