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:
49,000 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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2001 Audi A4 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 152005

A4 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 49,000 miles


The tie rods on my car wore out after only 45K miles. I discovered this when I took the car in for required safety inspection. The repair shop said that this is very common on Audi vehicles, and they replace 4-5 sets per week. I feel that this is obviously a design flaw with Audi and that a recall should be reissued. There was a recall on 98 and 99 Audi tie rods, but it is obvious that there is still a problem. The repair was $250. I feel that this is quite dangerous as I wasnt expecting a malfuntion so soon, especially one that involves such a vital component of vehicular safety.

- Provo, UT, USA

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