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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #4

May 302000

(reported on)


  • miles


Front end pops. Dealer says they can't hear and if they do hear it nothing wrong. My whole family can hear it all the time. Now what do I do?

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #3

Feb 222000

(reported on)


  • miles
Intermittently the vehicle vibrates excessively, resulting in several minor problems. Consumer has notified the manufacturer.

- Suamico, WI, USA

problem #2

Apr 011999


  • miles
When putting on brakes and when going forward a loud poping noise can be heard.

- Willow Spring, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 121998


  • miles
When I took car in was first told it was the calipers and that it was normal, took it back and I was told they were to busy to look at it but it was safe to drive, the starter had to go out before they would check it out, turned out to be a loose axel bolt and they had to replace the whole front axel.

- Midway Park, NC, USA

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