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 Ford Escort accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1998 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 022001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Driver/passenger headrests have staples at bottom & they are coming out. Part of headrest is sewn. Bottom of headrest is not coming apart even though it was losing staples. Have not taken vehicle to dealer. Had contacted dealership & was informed to bring vehicle in to be checked. Took vehicle a few months later, and representative checked it out. Took down some information & nothing else.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 301998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Owner tall; headrest does not come up to meet head, reaches neck area only.

- Meriden, CT, USA

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