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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 152004

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving, the passenger side and driver side air bags unexpectedly deployed. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and the mechanic could not duplicate the problem. The consumer received a call from the engineering department who informed the consumer the air bag deployed because the restraint module had received a signal from the crash sensors indicating an excessive lateral force that exceeded the threshold of its design for deployment.

- Port Washington, NY, USA

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