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 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 212001


  • miles


My accelerator stuck in my 98 Dodge Caravan. The throttle cable was frayed badly. The tow truck driver mentioned he towed about 50 Dodge Caravan in the last year with the same problem. The dealer where we got the part had "heard complaints about the accelerator." Since this vehicle is the best selling mini van and moms, dads and usually a load of kids are in the back, this problem needs to be investigated and determine whether a recall is warrented.

- New Baltimore, NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer heard a growling noise when taking foot of gas pedal. Transmission blew a quarter size hole in it. Also, losing oil

- Lithfield, CT, USA

problem #2

Jul 291999


  • miles
Accelerator pedal is spaced too far apart from the console. Foot slipped & became wedged between console & pedal. Vehicle had taken off due to misalignment of pedal. Dealer can not do anything.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 231998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Accelerator sticks, causing consumer to have trouble controlling vehicle's speed. Cannot make the vehicle speed up, but when it speeds up the accelerator sticks, and it is hard to slow down. Dealer has not been contacted.

- Skyler, NE, USA

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