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:

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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1998 BMW Z3 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 BMW Z3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 172003

Z3 6-cyl

  • miles


Safety defect 1998 Z3 BMW. The air bag light was constantly illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic check. The check indicated that the safety restraint system was getting electrical interference in the wiring harness. The consumer refused repair due to the cost and contacted the manufacturer for assistance. The manufacturer refused any assistance because the vehicle was out of warranty. The consumer believes that since this is a safety related problem that it should be repair at no charge.

- Greeley, CO, USA

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