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 lights problems

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2001 Ford Escort Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 152003

Escort 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Our 2001 Escort ZX2 has had many issues. Most recent was the license plate light catching fire. Now the headlight switch which controls headlights and brightest and turn signals had a short. Car can not be drove at night. I am concerned about this. Also a while back there was a burned wire in the steering column.

- Saint Charles, MN, USA

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