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 GMC Jimmy transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 142002


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Consumer states that while driving without warning the vehicle will accelerate and it will be hard for the consumer to get control of the vehicle to decelerate. Dealer notified.

- Mount Dora, FL, USA

problem #2

May 292002


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Consumer stated it was determined by a mechanic that the transmission must be replaced. The extended warranty inspector found salt water in the transmission and determined that the damage to the transmission was not covered. Consumer is filing a dispute of a claim.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

May 261998


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There was not a "failre". the transmission roars at initial acceleration. The roar continues through first gear and quits prior to shifting into third gear. The roar is intermittent and so far unpredictible. This occurs during slow acceleration.

- Ethridge, TN, USA

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