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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
50,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Ford Explorer fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 072007

(reported on)

Explorer Eddie Bauer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


My Explorer has an issue that if it has 5 gallons of gas or is 50 miles to empty and I park it, it will not turn back on, unless I face the nose of the car uphill. If the nose of the car is level or facing down hill the ca will not turn back on once it is off. I have been told by towing sites that they get that a lot with my make car.

I also notice that in a lot of Ford Explorers the arm rest of the car always rips or crack and the damage gets bigger.

- , Wheaton, Matyland, USA

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