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 Ram 1500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 052004

Ram 1500

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Was driving 45 mph entering an intersection, the consumer attempted to apply the brakes, there was a noise and the consumer then realized the vehicle had no brakes. The consumer managed to get home and upon inspection of the vehicle he noticed a bolt that attached to the master cylinder and power booster had broken. The bolt had shown stress fractures.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 062002

Ram 1500 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The brake fluid resirvoir was empty, but the brake warrning light did not come on. The dealer indicated that the vehicle was not equipped with a fluid level sensor inside master cylinder. The dealer replaced master cylinder.

- Bremerton, WA, USA

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