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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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,500 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.

2002 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 212004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


Consumer complained that the brake light flashed while driving. Two dealers were notified. First dealer informed consumer that the terminal connector to the master brake cylinder needed to be replaced. The second dealer claimed that the problem pertained to a loose terminal connection to the master brake cylinder sensor.

- Locust Fork, AL, USA

problem #1

Aug 012004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
While driving at 35 mph there was a loud pop from the compartment. Consumer proceeded to pull of the highway when the pop noise started getting worse. Vehicle was then towed to a dealership, who indicated that the master cylinder head needed to be replaced because the spark plug split off the head.

- Groveland, MA, USA

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