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:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 Escort seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 181999


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Vehicle was involved in an accident. Vehicle spinned out of control, hitting another vehicle by the passenger's side right rear wheel. Before the impact, consumer noticed speed of 50 mph. Driver's side seat belt failed to lock in place, and air bags failed to deploy. Manufacturer. Notified.

- Lowell, IN, USA

problem #1

Jul 141998


  • miles
No deployment of driver's air bag during a collision. Also driver's seat belt failed to lock. Driver sustained injuries. Entire front part of vehicle wa scrushed when vehicle hit a pole.

- Philadelph, PA, USA

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