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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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 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 Taurus electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 282005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


Consumer turned the vehicle on and let the engine idle while parked in the driveway. Approximately 15 minutes later the vehicle caught on fire under the hood. Local fire department arrived to extinguish the fire. The fire damageed total the vehicle. How the fire started? was not determined.

- Au Gres, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 252000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Whle driving consumer noticed smoke coming underneath driver's side, and from underneath hood. Consumer pulled over, and within minutes vehicle had caught on fire. Vehicle was a total loss. Investigator advises fire caused by faulty fuel lines. Damage too excessive to have been electrical.

- Nixa, MO, USA

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