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 Ranger brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 272001

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


There is a manufacturer'd design defect in emergency brake system. Consumer needs to explain further.

- Augusta, KS, USA

problem #1

Dec 231998

Ranger 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
After a snow or a rain parking brake will freeze. Ford service message said that it was a common problem with these trucks. Dealer told consumer that parking brake could not be used when snowing or raining. Consumer feels this is a safety hazard.

- New Palestine, IN, USA

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