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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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 lights problems

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 192001

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The headlights are dim and do not put out adequate lighting, the consumer feels there is not enough voltage from the headlight to the bulb, the consumer has replaced the bulbs twice with white higher watt bulbs but there was no difference it was worse, the third set of bulbs were the blue halogen bulbs but when they were installed they were dark blue and the consumer could see nothing.

- Pinckney, MI, USA

problem #1

Dec 132000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Entire brake system went out in December 2000. Dealer replaced ABS and other brake parts. Brakes went out again on January 30, at dealer at this time. Also, consumer had to have seals on headlights and trim of vehicle replaced. There was a popping sound from radio.

- Burbank, IL, USA

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