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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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
95,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Ford Explorer lights problems

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 252007

Explorer Sport

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles


So I've heard about the same problem before with this car and I'm searching desperately for answers. The right rear brake light of my explorer is out, but it's not just the bulb. It is a dual filament bulb back there and I have checked to make sure everything about the bulb and circuitry in the back is functioning. It is. I've traced the wire throughout my car. In and out of my computer it is all good. The fuses are all good. I simply cannot figure it out. The only idea I have is that it's some sort of pinched wire. If I tilt my steering column all the way up the brake like works! However the right turn signal light on my dash also lights up. I know this is complicated, but does anyone have any information that might lead to a solution? I'd greatly appreciate it! thanks to anyone who reads this little rant of mine...

- , Moorestown, NJ, USA

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