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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2008 Dodge Nitro body / paint problems

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2008 Dodge Nitro Owner Comments

problem #1

May 052009


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The chrome accent piece on the rear hatch of the Dodge Nitro (just under the rear windshield wiper) is a large highly reflective surface area that is located at eye level for most drives following these vehicles. The surface reflection from this 'mirror like' piece blinds the drives following these vehicles creating a safety hazard. I was stuck in traffic following this model vehicle and despite my best efforts to shield my eyes from the reflection was blinded to the point that I had to pull over to allow my eyes time recover (the effect was similar to that of starring at a welding arc). A simple design change by the manufacture could eliminate this hazard.

- Kyle , TX, USA

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