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:
25,770 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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2003 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 052004

Focus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,770 miles


Tachometer in vehicle stopped working which resulted in a short. This caused the brake lights to go out. The brake lights had to be replaced 8 times since September. The solenoid in the ignition was defective and resulted in the vehicle shutting down. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer, who has replaced the solenoid. But due to the design of the vehicle he could not guarantee that this would not happen again. Consumer reported this to Ford 3 times. The alarm on the car was also not working. The alarm was not original equipment, but was something that consumer paid extra for the Ford dealership to add on vehicle. Ford will not repair or replace alarm because it was not manufactured by Ford.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

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