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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1998 Ford Escort body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 262006


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I have had near accidents relating to car fuel pump or transmission shops couldn't find any problems but the drivablity of my 98 Escort ZX2 cost me more money in problem solving, 1,500 plus in recent repairs including emergency and repeat repairs and faulty repairs. My fuel economy is 160 miles per tank to almost 200 miles. No one can seem to find the problem(s). Large thunking in rear trunk (scary)when im taking off and reaching a steady speed. Take the car to major Ford dealerships, to no avail. Car doesn't always "go" from a complete stop in traffic, this has caused quite a scare as well. Thank you for helping and making note of my account. Debbie

- Cocoa, FL, USA

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