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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,358 miles

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2001 Ford Explorer wheels / hubs problems

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #24

Oct 012003

Explorer 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2001 Explorer lost tire tread and blew out.

- Carlsbad, NM, USA

problem #23

Oct 082006

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
While driving on interstate, tire tread separated from the right rear tire causing vehicle to come into contact with gravel along the edge of the highway resulting in vehicle turning over several times. Driver and passenger injured and vehicle was a total loss.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #22

Feb 162005

Explorer

  • miles
The tread peeled off of the tire while the consumer was doing 55 miles per hour. The consumer made her way off of the freeway this tire included in the tread separation NHTSA recall 01T016000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #21

Apr 072004

Explorer

  • miles

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

I have had bf goodrich tires seperate and lucky for me I did not have an accident I had a auto shop tell me about it before an accident occurred.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #20

Jun 252001

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
NHTSA recall 01X001000 concerning Firestone Wilderness AT tires. Consumer contacted the dealer, and was informed that the parts were not available. It has been three years, and the dealer does not have the parts available.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #19

Aug 012004

Explorer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,592 miles
Driver's rear tire experienced tread separation while driving 70 mph on a Ford Explorer 2001 vehicle. The tire remain inflated. Original equipment, tire size 275/60R17, and dot# adt044T0101.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #18

Nov 122003

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles

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

While driving 72 or 73 mph, the left front tire tread separated. General maxus P23575R15.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #17

Aug 312002

Explorer

  • miles
Vehicle was parked, and consumer noticed that right front tire tread had separated from vehicle. Firestone, wilderness, P235/75R15. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Valley Spring, CA, USA

problem #16

Mar 042001

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle was going 30-40mph in 4 wheel with a light coating of snow. 4 vehicles lost control and started spinning out of control in front of the consumers vehicle, the consumer pumped the brakes lightly while the vehicle was in four wheel drive when the tire on the drivers side (both) experienced tread separation, the vehicle leaned to the left going out of control and ended up going down an embankment flipping on its left and right side before stopping in an upright position, the tires were original on a 2001 Ford Explorer, approximate 32,000 miles. Consumer is currently waiting for tire from Ford. *akdotp255170R16 Firestone Wilderness AT size 16.

- Glastonbury, CT, USA

problem #15

Feb 262001

Explorer

  • miles
PE00 020; consumer was traveling about 70mph on highway and heard a poppying noise. She was able to pull over to shoulders and noticed rear right side of tire was completly flat. Firestone, P255/70R16 109S, dot vncu1R0090. Firestone willbe notified.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #14

Nov 012000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles

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

Consumer received recall 00T-005 and is having a difficult time finding replacement tires.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #13

Nov 012000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer received recall 00T-005 and is having a difficult time finding replacement tires.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #12

Nov 012000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
All the tires have dimples along the sidewall, its random and up to 8 on each tires, Firestone says the tires is fine, thats the way all there tires are. Plus its visiable when looking at the tires from an angle. They say its the way the belts are made, but the dimples or creveces are 2" apart then 4 " then 6"as an example. Each tire has them randomly no uniform spacing to it. Also the front tires havea strange wear pattern on them, according to indepentdent tires stores 9 to be exact, the belts are no holding therefore the tread wear is off at an angle and the inner part is dipping in.after having 4 Ford dealerships and 9 tires stores tellingme there is a defect in the tire im scared to drive my new truck now. Can anything be done to have my tires replaced? I went to 2 Firestone tire stores they were no help. Thank you........lisa campisi. (dot number: Vdh3333333 tiresize: P235/75/15)

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #11

Sep 252000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Firestone wilderness tires were replaced due to being included in recall, consumer is having difficulty being reimbursed by the manufacturer.

- Brewton, AL, USA

problem #10

Sep 252000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Firestone wilderness tires were replaced due to being included in recall, consumer is having difficulty being reimbursed by the manufacturer.

- Brewton, AL, USA

problem #9

Jun 242000

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
#1 driving when tire blew out and #1 lost control and hit guard rail. The tire info on the iv is: Firestone Wilderness AT 235 P 75R15 105 S mud + snow. (claim# 46-0320-408)

- Charlottesville, VA, USA

problem #8

Oct 162000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Vehicle was parked. Noticed the tire was flat in the right rear. There was a 3 inch slit near the tread. Put spare on in its place. Took tire to Firestone retailer & was informed nothing can be done. Owner brought a different tire as spare. Prot to flat, had experienced flapping noise against vehicle. The problem is still happening & getting worse.

- Mc Calla, AL, USA

problem #7

Jun 222000

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer has a 2001, Ford Explorer with 800 miles on the tires. Passenger's front tire started to separate at sidewall. Dealer said it was covered. Then reneged & said the consumer hit something. Dealer ended up ordering a replacement tire. Consumer wanted the old tire back which the dealer refused & a conference call was done with Firestone to demand that the the dealer refund consumer for the full value of the tire. Tire size P255/70R16. Dot unknown.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 222000

Explorer

  • miles
PE00 020; consumer was travelng about 65mph on highway and heard a banging noise, and vehicle jerked. She pulled over to side of the shoulders, and right rear tire had tread separation. Firestone, wilderness#ht, P2357515. She replaced tires with Firestone.

- San Gavriel, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 162000

Explorer

  • miles
PE00 020; went to have tires inspected and noticed that left front tire was split. She went to Goodyear, and had all Firestone tires replaced. Tires were Firestone, wilderness#ht, P2357515 #dot vdhl1rw070. There were no injuries.

- Miami, FL, USA

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