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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95,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 302008

Explorer XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles


Out of no where, my #10 fuse keeps shorting. I've had our mechanic look at it several different times. It controls my turn signals, rear defrost, temperature display, (and maybe 4WD). My heat didn't work on one occasion, too. About 30 blown chips later, still no fix. I have to purchase a wiring and vacuum diagram for about $60 to find where it is shorting. Until then, I can't drive my car without turn signals!

- , Madison, OH, USA

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