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:
120,000 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

Mar 102012

Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


I just replace the driver side seat on my 2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer, however I did get the seat from the junkyard, but the seat I got from the junkyard had a airbag in it, but it was deployed from the accident the truck was in, so all I needed was the actual seat not the back rest where the airbags was. So I took the seat apart and install it in my truck, everything fit perfectly however there is a connector piece for the airbag under the seat, that I can't use cause my truck never came with airbag seats, so I just left it unplugged, now my airbag light is coming on, on the dashboard. Do you think its from the seat where it's not connected? Is there anyway I can bypass it so the light can go off on the dash?

- , Washington, D.C, USA

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