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 fuel system problems

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 011998


  • miles


Consumer was driving and a piece of stone gravel hit gas tank and went straight though the tank. Gas tank started leaking gasoline.

- Dillon, CO, USA

problem #2

Jun 051998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas gauge failed three times.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 171998

Ranger 4WD

  • miles
Complaint#1: gas tank leaked after vehicle was only one week old. Dealer replaced it with a new tank. Complaint#2: power windows are 'jerky' and they chatter when going down. Dealer has not repaired it yet. Complaint#3: passenger seat vibrates any time truck drives over any bumps, large or small. Dealer has not repaired it at this time.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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