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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 052001

Explorer 4WD

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While driving on the freeway doing 65 mph passanger side rear tire fell off due to lug bolts breaking. Vehicle almost rolled, but was brought under control before that hapened. Spoke with dealership and they are not willing to help and said it was not under warranty. Ford motor has also ben contacted and they are not willing to help either. (tiresize: 16 inch)

- Roseville, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 062001


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Firestone, Wilderness AT tires mounted on Ford, Explorer,2001. While traveling at 35-40 mph consumer hit a construction site and passenger rear tire fell off, then vehicle rolled over. Contacted dealer, and dealer was not willing to do anything. Analyst is unsure ofcomponent, possible tire failure, possible lug, nut, and bolt failure, causing rollover, consumer was injured in accident.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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