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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


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1998 Ford Escort accessories - interior problems

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1998 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #1

May 072002

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Choosing child safety seat on the menu brought me to this form...anyway, child safety seats that do not have a means to adjust the straps without removing the safety seat from the vehicle are unsafe. Many parents will just put their child in thinking the seat is safely installed and they don't realize that proper strap adjustment is a major part of the child's safety. I recommend a recall on all seats that don't have an adjustment lever at the front of the seat. This time of year is especially dangerous, when the weather one day will require a winter coat and the weather the next is summer like. An example of an unsafe seat is the cosco ventura. An example of a safe seat is the century brevvera.

- Mount Airy, MD, USA

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