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

Sep 222003


  • miles


While driving at any speed there was heavy rear vibration. Dealer and manufacturer had to this point refused to acknowledge that there was anything wrong with the vehicle.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 152000

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.

- Graham, WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 082000

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When making a right or left turn rear end of the vehicle slips and a loud noise occurs. After numerous attempts, dealer has not identified the problem.

- Seymore, TN, USA

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