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.

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1998 Ford Taurus exhaust system problems

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 062000


  • miles


When in bumper to bumper traffic with normal acceleration car seems to surge at any given never know when your in that kin of traffic that the car will do the same thing and surge.the only thing that will slow the car down is putting your foot on the never know when the car will surge. Dealership put a new trans, replaced air by pass valve, replace some computer chip, reprogrammed PCM. Car has been in 4 times it still surges dealership states can not duplicate problem after keepin car for almost two weeks..

- River Grove, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 301999


  • miles
Whining noise in drive line/transmission due to air bypass valve failure.

- Bryan, TX, USA

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