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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
40,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Ford Contour seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Ford Contour Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 242003

Contour 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


The passenger side seat belt would not release and had to be cut. The cause of the failure has not been determined. The vehicle is currently at a mechanic.

- Hartwick, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 202003

(reported on)


  • miles
1998 Ford Contour seat belt jammed when vehicle landed upside down in a creek resulting in a fatality. The consumer's two year old daughter drowned because the driver was unable to release the seat belt. The driver of the vehicle received two lacerations.

- Unknown, DC, USA

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