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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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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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 #3

May 132002

Explorer 4WD

  • miles


Just completed 20 mile interstate drive, pulled into parking lot and heard a thump, stepped out to see the problem and right front wheel was cocked at 45 degree angle while left was straight. Vehicle towed to dealer and repaired. There was no indication of any problem beforehand.if assembly had failed 5 minutes earlier, could have resulted in serious accident or fatality.

- Councill Bluffs, IA, USA

problem #2

Jan 152001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
World Ford has done nothing but give me a run around and not fixing my truck right!!! I have nothing but agrevation with my truck and I dont feel that it's safe with driving my children in it! when advising the dealership of the trucks major complications they advise me to bring the vehicle back in 30-60 days to aviod the lemon law! no safety defect listed.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 152001


  • miles
Theycantgeta partyettofixtheproblem. No safety defect.

- Pembrokepines, FL, USA

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