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:
5,500 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.

2003 Audi A4 steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 042004

(reported on)


  • miles


While driving 25 mph and without warning steering wheel locked up. This caused a head on collision. Upon impact, both frontal air bags did not deploy. Driver sustained head and neck injuries. Driver went to hospital the next day. Vehicle was towed to the dealer.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

May 022003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
My 2003 Audi A4 failed to start on December 24th, 2002 and May 2nd, 2003. Both times I was left stranded. The first time they replaced the steering lock, ignition cylinder, and steering column. After the problem occured a second time, they replaced the instrument cluster. This problem occurred at 5,000 and 11,000 miles and should not happen to a new car. It is a safety issue because it has left me stranded 2 times.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

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