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 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,814 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.

2003 Ford F-150 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 102007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles


My vehicle is a 2003 F150 XL. I awoke this morning to find the cab of my truck full of smoke and the smell of burning plastic. I noticed a trail of smoke originating from the steering column. I immediately disconnected the battery and removed the dashboard around the steering column. I found exposed wiring and melted components leading into the high-beam selector lever.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 152004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,628 miles
While the vehicle was parked on the driveway it caught on fire. Flames and smoke came under the dashboard.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

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