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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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

1998 Ford Ranger transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 281999


  • miles


Consumer's vehicle was in park outside of store. Parking emergency brake wasn't on, and vehicle was in first gear. Vehicle rooled out of the parking lot into the street. Then rolled back to the same street and then ran into a 12foot drainage ditch. No injuries reported.

- Queen City, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 161999


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle had been off for 5 hours and suddenly started up by itself. Then took off and hit a garage. Owner had to jump in vehicle and and take car out of first gear.

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

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