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

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 222001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Vehicle having shifting problems. Vehicle transmission failed while in the middle of an intersection. Transmission failed due to electronic failure. Mechanic stated due to defect. From manufactuer.

- Hebron, IN, USA

problem #2

Nov 172000


  • miles
I was at a stop when the engine lunged ahead and died, at the time I had my foot on the brake. It repeated this 3 other times. The repiring dealer said the ground cable for the PCM was lose causing the engine to lose control. The lunging was quite violent.

- Rolling Meadows, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 201999


  • miles
Key was in igintion with engine turned off when a 4-year old child moved shift lever from park to neutral without applying brakes, causing vehicle to roll.

- New Castle, MA, USA

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