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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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Acura TL transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 232005

TL 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles


The contact stated while pulling out from a stop sign the transmission case bolt broke. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic, who found NHTSA recall campaign 99V227000 for automatic transmission. The manufacturer said that the recall repairs had been completed previously, and they were not willing to repair the transmission again.

- Anderson, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 092004


  • miles
Consumer states the bolt on the vehicle broke. Recall number 99V227000 the consumer contacted the dealer and was told the recall had been performed on the vehicle. The consumer was not the original owner.

- Martinez, GA, USA

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