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 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
142,500 miles

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2002 Buick Regal body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Buick Regal Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 212013


  • 150,000 miles


My car was parked. The key was stuck in the ignition. The car caught fire.

- St. Louis Park, MN, USA

problem #1

Apr 152013


  • 135,000 miles
Eastbound floating bridge road St joe county Michigan swerved to miss small animal exited right side of road struck a tree driver taken to hospital cdr system indicated that the driver (me) was not wearing a seat belt I was! air bags did not deploy driver sustained smashed right shoulder and ankle. Ambulance 4 surgeries more coming reha center for 3 weeks and then outpatient rehab still recovering at home previous accident 12/2012 driver hit a lamp post in kalamazoo parking lot damage in same area front.speed 15-20 bumper and frame damage (no police report) (no injuries) GM dealership (paw paw Michigan that repaired thought it was strange that air bags did not deploy for the amount of damage.

- Marcellus, MI, USA

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