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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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.

1998 Ford Mustang cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012002


  • miles


Ford Motor Co. Does not recognize this to be a problem, and stated that there is nothing they can do for their consumers at this time, when there has been problems with a similar issue with other vehicles (Explorer). No safety defect mentioned.

- Rowland Heights, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 152000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Excessive wear of rear brake shoes due to defective caliper. Vehicle experienced a head gasket failure due to water pump breaking off bracket, and causing a serpentine belt failure. Dealer / manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that nothing would be done due to expired warranty, and vehicle was not covered under a recall. Consumer had water pump casing and bills on request.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

May 081998


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Radiator reservoir failed.

- Huntington, CA, USA

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