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:
42,000 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.

2004 Ford Focus accessories - exterior problems

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2004 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 192006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles


: the contact stated the dog was placed in the rear of the vehicle through the hatch. The door ajar light illuminated, the hatch was checked and it was discovered that it would no longer latch. There was no warning prior to the problem. The manufacturer and dealer have been alerted. An appointment was made with the dealer for inspection.

- Conklin, NY, USA

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