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:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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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1998 Dodge Avenger seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Dodge Avenger Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 172003

(reported on)


  • miles


The vehicle was rear ended, and none of the air bags deployed.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 241998


  • miles
On the evening of 12/24/98 my son lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a turn. The vehicle failed to slow down. We discovered that this car was subject to a recall that we were not informed of. Not surprisingly, Chrysler informed us that the recall situation had nothing to do with causing an accident. After striking a telephone pole head on neither air bag deployed. Chrysler also denied any fault in this. If it is not the fault of the manufacturer, then who? this complaint was initially filed with NHTSA on 12/26/98. I am still waiting for some sort of action from NHTSA. A passive restraint system that fails to protect vehicle occupants must surely result in a recall of vehicles with defective systems. The vehicle in in the custody of Chrysler. We will not accept repair and return of this unsafe vehicle !!!

- Casa Grande, AZ, USA

problem #1

Dec 241998


  • miles
Thank you very much for your site. Thanks to your information we now know that our car was subject to a recall that evidently caused an accident. We have never been notified of a recall and are very much concerned about the air bags not actuating. The vehicle struck a telephone pole head on after failing to reduce speed while negotiating a turn. Fortunately, my son and his friend were wearing seatbelts. What a merry christmas this has turned out to be.

- Casa Grande, AZ, USA

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