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:
142,000 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 032010

Explorer Sport 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,000 miles


I had recently bought an 01 exp sport and realizied my left rear turn signal and brake light does not work. The weird thing is my running/dim lights all work. Ive checked the bulb and the bulb connector, everything seemd to be fine. . this is definatley not safe b/c on the road i cant let other drivers know when im turning or merging. I just dropped my truck off at the repair shop which cost me $160 for an electric diagnostic, just to find out whats goin on with it ..Such a headache !!

- , Schaumburg, IL, USA

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