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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About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 BMW M3 engine problems

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2003 BMW M3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 062004


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Consumer stated that vehicle was not running properly. He took vehicle to the dealer for maintenance service. Vehicle was making a grinding/humming noise. Dealer stated that they could not let him drive vehicle out of the shop because vehicle was dangerous. Dealer told consumer that there was a recall on vehicle concerning connecting rod being defective. It could break or bend, which could cause an accident or injury. Dealer told consumer that they were forced to keep his vehicle. Consumer stated that he had not received a recall in the mail or heard of any recall. Dealer, laiderdale BMW located in fort lauderdale, Florida. Phone 954 527 3800.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

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