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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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
132,900 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Chevrolet Prizm transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Chevrolet Prizm Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 182003

Prizm 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 132,900 miles


1st time: Automatic transmission failure, total internal, at around 63000 miles, early summer 2000. Called Chevrolet for request assistance for repair, request denied. Maintenance done per schedule. Replaced with used transmission with 6000 miles on it. 2nd time: Automatic transmission failure, internal. Reverse and neutral go forward. About 132900 miles on car. November 2003. Car set in neutral nearly hit closed garage door. Maintenance done per schedule. Overhauled/rebuilt at transmission repair shop.

- Bonner Springs, KS, USA

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