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.

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 Explorer suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #3

May 232003


  • miles


The upper ball joints and lower ball joints were warped.

- Albertville, AL, USA

problem #2

Dec 042001

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated vehicle experiencd premature wear of the front ball joints and tie rods, dealer has been notified.

- Newtonville, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 232001

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
The truck's ball joint and suspension was lose starting at 30,000 miles. Replaced 10 months later by dealer. Truck difficult to control during this time, but we thought it was the recalled tires.

- Bolingbrook, IL, USA

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