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.

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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:
0 / 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #9

Mar 252003

Explorer

  • miles

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

Nar 05/21/2003 loud popping in front end, passenger side window defective, back doors breaking from in side handles.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #8

Nov 252002

Explorer

  • miles
While driving at 45mph, the vehicle will make a vibration making hard to drive. Dealer has inspected four times. As you mentioned you bought this vehicle on 10/26/2002 call 800/922-1594 state attorney general office for lemon law.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #7

Nov 012001

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front end vibrated violently and jumped when any bump was hit, causing vehicle to lose control. Problem has existed for 20 months. Vehicle was getting close to not being driveable due to vibration problem progressing. Dealer and Ford were notified.

- Manchester, CT, USA

problem #6

Aug 012001

Explorer

  • miles

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

Major side to side rocking at high-speed emergency avoidance maneuver.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 082001

(reported on)

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was driving at 35-40 mph and going into a curve when a very strong vibration occurred in steering wheel and front end. Consumer had to apply brakes in order to keep control of vehicle. This has occurred twice.

- Harvey, LA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012000

Explorer

  • miles
When driving steering wheel jerked and vehicle wandered off into another direction. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Farmer Branchs, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 012000

Explorer

  • miles

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

Vibration felt through steering wheel, power steering unit and front end suspension experiencing vibration and noise.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 102000

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 80mph on highway and hit a bump. It was a solid hard hit and suspension didn't hold. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Gardland', TX, USA

problem #1

May 012000

Explorer

  • miles
When turning vehicle right or left there is a cracking noise, like something underneath is trying to come apart. Consumer has contacted dealership.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

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