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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
130,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2001 Ford Explorer engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 192012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


Engine turns over but will not start.Tried to jump off, not the battery

Update from Jun 21, 2012: Had to have the starter replaced.

- , Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 032009

Explorer 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles

have a 2001 ford explorer sport and i was driving and it just died on me no noise win i wint to start it it just sounded like my starter was just turning with out turning the fly wheel so i looket at the belts to see if thay was truning and thay was and it will back firer same times so i think it might be the timing belt is broke or it had jumpet time on me but if it broke wood it have made a noise???????? i dont no much about timing in a truck im not going to pay 2 to 5k to have it fixet so if some one nose what i need to do to fix it fill free to comment i new better than to buy a ford next time i will git a better truck even if i haf to pay more ford needs to git thare sh!t in line!!!!

- , Glouster, OH, USA

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