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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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
80,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2001 Ford Explorer windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 302009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


Another case of electric window failure. This morning I had frost of my windows but when I cracked the drivers side window it moved down without a problem. The problem occurred when I attempted to roll it back up. Nothing. Then I touched the glass & bang... It fell down into the door off track. I called the dealer & was told it would take 400.00 to fix it. Can't afford it. It's going to have to be covered with a plastic bag & duct tape I guess. Supposed to rain here Wednesday. I'm sick at my stomach over the problem.

- , Bristow, OK, USA

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