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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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,000 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 BMW X5 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 BMW X5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 072005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles


While driving at approximately 80 mph steering gear broke. This happened with no warning. Vehicle lost steering control. Owner had the BMW roadside assistance tow the vehicle to the BMW dealership. This is when the owner was informed as to what had happened to the vehicle. Owner was told by the manufacturer that an engineering team would be out to inspect the vehicle. As of today that never happened.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

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