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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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,989 miles

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.

2012 Ford Explorer windows / windshield problems

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2012 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 172015

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 65,900 miles


Rear window shattered while parked in parking lot. No explanation for the shattered glass. Temperature was approximately 15 degree F.

- Watertown, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 242011

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 78 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Explorer. The contact stated the speedometer design does not show you the lower range while driving and that caused the contact to exceed the speed limit. The higher numbers were on the top of the speedometer which were shaped like a "C" and the numbers should be at the bottom to avoid speeding. The vehicle was not taken back to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The Ford manufacturer was notified, a claim was filed and they informed her to contact NHTSA. The failure mileage was 78. Updated 12/28/11 the consumer also stated it was extremely difficult to see out of the rear window, as the window was too small. Updated 12/28/11

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

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