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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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,000 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.

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2003 Ford Escape brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 012007

Escape 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 106,000 miles


Car to dealership on 6/1/07 for service. Brake pads replaced, rotors turned, tires rotated, replaced stabilizer bar. Left dealer and in less than 2 miles, ABS dash light came on. Went back to dealership for inspection--thinking maybe something had gone awry when car was serviced. Per them (and they showed me what was wrong), collar on outside of axel that turns to send signal to ABS sensor has a crack that will intermittently make the ABS brake system come on. Replacement per them--$425.

- Oberlin, OH, USA

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