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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
88,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Ford Explorer seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 102009

Explorer Sport V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles


Air bag light keeps going off and on. Mentioned it to service manager at ford garage when I had my oil changed. He stated that ford had a safety memo out on the problem but refuses to recall. He further stated that ford would not fix the problem as they don't consider it a safety concern. The problem is that the air bags may or may not deploy when in an accident. How can this not be a safety issue. Ford garage wants approximately $1200.00 dollars to fix the problem.

- , Sutter, CA, USA

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