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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2001 Ford Windstar transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Ford Windstar Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 162002


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We have leased a 2001 Ford Windstar and have had it for approximately 2 years, taking out 15,000 miles per year. Several days ago, we could not move the car after we stopped at a light. We finally had to have it towed at our expense and found out that the whole transmission had been "blown." (only after 40,000 miles.) we felt that our safety was at stake, since no warning signs within the van, told us that the problem existed and we were at a major intersection, which could have resulted in some serious injuries.

- Walton Hills, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 052002


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Consumer states transmission shifts rough and jerks. The indicator doesn't line up. Dealer adjusted indicator, and now appears to shift correctly.

- Cartersville, GA, USA

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