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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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 152003

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Gasoline is expelled from the filler pipe everytime I try to refuel the tank. The problem worsens with each attempt to refuel because the gas pumps continuously shut off for safety reasons. Dealer has replaced a safety valve to the tank which temporarily helped but the problem is now worse than ever. There is currently no manufacturer's recall for this problem.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #1

May 152003

Explorer Sport Trac

  • miles
When refueling gas shoots back up through filler pipe onto consumer.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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