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 Taurus accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 031999


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Consumer parked vehicle at 9:00pm and plugged in heater block, using an extention cord due to low tempartures to keep oil warm over night. Vehicle was used as a rental car at airport. Consumer bought vehicle in November 1998 at dealership-roen Ford-715-425-6122--660 N. main St. Dealer said there was no known cause for fire, but will give consumer replacement vehicle. Consumer plugged in engine block emersion heater approx. 9pm, 8am the next morning vehicle's front had completely melted, and the garage was smoke filled.

- Riverfalls, WI, USA

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