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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 1
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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 102001


  • miles


Consumer stated during a rollover the seat belts did not work properly, and passenger was ejected from vehicle, vehicle was hit and rolled over, consumers wife was ejected resulting in a fatality. ODI spoke to husband and he assumed his wife was wearing the seatbelt. Wife was driving and during event was thrown out the passenger's side window. There was no witness to the wife wearing the

- Olive Hill, KY, USA

problem #2

Mar 062002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While sitting at an intersection another vehicle rearended consumer's vehicle, and driver's side seatbelt assembly fell apart from the wall inside of the vehicle. The seat belt fell apart on collision because it was improperly installed at factory.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #1

May 242001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A rollover crash by traveling at 35 mph on a gravel road. Dealer / manufacturer were notified, waiting on manufacturer's response. Seat belt failed.

- Welth, OK, USA

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