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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2001 Ford Explorer windows / windshield problems

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2001 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 292007

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Mounting bolt from rear hatch window pulled loose, became stripped. Hatch window falling of vehicle.

- Bensenville, IL, USA

problem #4

Feb 212002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Upon closing rear door without excessive force, the window on hatchback shattered. There was one injury.

- Sun Rise, FL, USA

problem #3

May 152001

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
On several occasions while the back window was rolling up it would get 2 or 3 inches from the top and automatically go back down. After several attempts it would close. The dealer was notified and said they had to reprogram the memory. It has happened twice since then.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #2

Mar 272001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked. Consumer noticed back window had shattered.

- Cedar Hill, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 202001

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
Rear window auto up does not have an obstruction stop safety feature. Owners pet was nearly strangled after being caugt in the window while it was closing. There is a high possibility that a pet or small child could be killed in this window when it is closed.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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