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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 282002


  • miles


While driving at any speed and with no warning transmission cooling line cracked, resulting in a fluid leak. Dealer notified.

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 282001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission blew a seal and the fluid poured out of vehicle. Engine light kept coming on. Vehicle bucked when changing gears. Dealer stated vehicle was repaired. Vehicle still bucks and the light still comes on. Transmission slips and hesitates.

- Branford, CT, USA

problem #1

Oct 131998

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 20 mph the front wheels locked up, causing the vehicle to go into a intermittent skid. In addition, dealer replaced the transmission cooling lines which did not remedy the problem.

- Crofton, MD, USA

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