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.

CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
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 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 042003

Explorer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I notice the 2001 Ford Excursion had gear box problems. I just had to replace steering and tie rods on my 2001 Explorer. Also, I had to replace the idle control valve and a friend also has an idol control valve problem on his 2001 Explorer. Are these problems at large. If so, I would love to have Ford reimburse me for these charges on a vehicle that just has 37,600 miles on it.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #1

Apr 282000

Explorer

  • miles
While trveling at 20 mph vehicle loss control and struck a phone pole. Vehicle towed to dealer shop. Dealer informed consumer that loss of control was due to failure of the tie rod and lower control arm. Parts are available for inspection if needed. Feel free to provide further details.

- Ware Shoal, SC, USA

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