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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 132002

(reported on)


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Consumer called complaining about having problems with the transmission accelerator and the RPM will raised up to more then 3 RPM while the vehicle was not moving but yes it was turn on. Dealer was contacted and stated to bring the vehicle into the shop but consumer refused to do it because he did not want to pay for the service.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

Oct 042001


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Consumer states that speedometer stays on 10 mph when vehicle is actually going 40 mph, consumer states engine light has illuminated. RPM's raise higher than normal.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 282002


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Consumer states that while driving at any speed and without warning the vehicle will stall and it will be hard for the consumer to control the vehicle. Consumer had to replace to fuel pump. Dealer notified.

- North Whales, PA, USA

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