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:
21,500 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.

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2004 Ford F-550 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Ford F-550 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 022009


  • 43,000 miles


2004 Ford model 5500 F series dump truck with 43,000 miles diesel fuel tank delamination & damage caused to motor.

- East Islip, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 052004

F-550 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While shifting, the transmission down shifted on its own. The transmission surged, and the vehicle blew out blue smoke. The consumer drove vehicle to the dealer, and the mechanic determined that ebp sensor needed to be replaced. The engine loaded up with fuel, smoke, surging when down shifted when the brake was applied, and severe missing when gears went down to first, all occurred as the vehicle was in the tow haul position. When the problem occurred on ice or snow covered roads.

- Stryker, MT, USA

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