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.

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CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

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

lights problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 112004

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving 35 mph there was are no turn signal or brake light. Driver would move the steering wheel in another direction and the signals and brake light would come on and off. The driver was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic informed the consumer there was no recall for this vehicle.

- Ukiah, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 142002

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
Low design placement of turn signal lever prevents use for left turn signal for individuals with long legs where there is insufficient room between the turn signal mechanism and the door to move out of the way.

- Girard, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 142001

Explorer

  • miles
Complete failure of tail lights I.e. brake lights, turn signals, and running lights.

- Houston, TX, USA

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