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 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,000 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.

2001 Ford Taurus steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 272005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles


Car parked for 10 minutes after a short 5 mile drive. Smoke reported from under hood. Once hood opened, found small fire which was easily extinguished by owner. Vehicle driven to local Ford dealer. Mechanic claimed 3 leakes from ruptured power steering lines caused hydraulic fluid to spill onto engine. Dealer replaced lines for $600. Owner had to clean remaining fluid from engine compartment after repair.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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