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:
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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 132002

(reported on)


  • miles


Rollover, L rear tire, ins. Co states rim caused accident.

- Pelham, AL, USA

problem #2

Mar 192001

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right front wheel rim cracked while traveling at approximately 65 mph. Tire had blown. When wrecker came to change tire, driver discovered inside of wheel rim was broken off. Consumer stated that nothing was hit that would cause rim to break.

- Hastings, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 172001


  • miles
While riding down highway part of rear left rim came off of automobile. Consumer was traveling approximately 70 mph.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

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