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:
213,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Ford Explorer miscellaneous problems

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 142013

Explorer XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 213,000 miles


I went to my friend to get my thermostat and seal replaced. He was able to get two of the screws loose on the thermostat housing but the third one just went round and round without screwing out. so he put the other two screws back in the thermostat housing and told me to watch the fluid level in the radiator until he could find time to work on it all day to get the full job done.

- , Riverside, CA, USA

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