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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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #1

May 142001

(reported on)

Explorer Sport Trac

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer states while she was putting item in her vehicle, her two year old son crawled up to the front of vehicle and turned the key to the second turn of the gear shifter and pulled the truck into gear, the second turn on the gear shifter is the only way that the vehicle can be put into gear without applying the brake, the vehicle hit another vehicle, consumer contacted manufacturer and was told that all of the vehicles are designed the same way.

- Walnut Grove, MO, USA

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