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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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.

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2001 Ford Ranger accessories - interior problems

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 072008

(reported on)


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2001 Ford Ranger with broken spare tire cable. Consumer states that when he went to change the tire on his truck the spare tire wasn't there and the spare tire cable was broke. Mechanic stated that either the cable was cut or had been pulled. The consumer stated it looked as though the cable pulled free of the bracket which held the wheel and the wheel fell to the ground at some point.

- San Fernando, CA, USA

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