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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1997 Acura TL engine problems

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1997 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 021999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Vehicle lurched forward / suddenly accelerated, causing a crash. Dealer could not determine the cause of the problem.

- Long Island City, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 111999

(reported on)


  • miles
Vehicle decelerates while driving. Oct. 25, 1999 the stalling problem now has happen 7 times.

- Margate Ci, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 231998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Was driving at 5 mph or less noticed an odor of burned wire. Making a right to pull into parking space when consumer saw smoke coming from steering column. Vehicle suddenly accelerated, causing the consumer to hit front of a building that was located at least 12 feet away, and lost control. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

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