CarComplaints.com 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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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Driver FrontPassenger FrontDriver SidePassenger SideRollover
2001 Explorer 4-DR.********************
2001 Explorer 4-DR. w/SAB********************
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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2001 Ford Explorer 4-door SUV

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap FrontSideRearRollover
A Overall
A Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
G Left Leg Injury
G Right Leg Injury
P Restraints
A Structure
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Not tested. Not tested. Not tested. Not tested.
 

Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.

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