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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2001 Ford Escort engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012002


  • miles


Consumer states while traveling at 45 mph the vehicles engine suddenly died without warning. Consuemr states that the power steering, and brakes were really hard to operate. Nlm

- Gibsonia, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 252000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer has to add 1 quart of oil every 500 miles because engine (2.0) runs hot and smokes. Vehicle at the time had 1,285 miles on it. Dealer replaced the hgo valve, but the problem hasn't been corrected. Consumer drove 5 miles, and it overheated since hgo valve was put in. Dealer has no remedy.

- Laotto, IN, USA

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