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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2006 GMC Savana body / paint problems

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2006 GMC Savana Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 242009


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The 2 side doors for passengers fail to open properly because the hinges fail to operate correctly and stop the doors from opening properly. So when our children are in the van, it is very difficult to open the doors to allow them to exit because the hinges lock up. We have already had the hinges replaced 4 times by the dealership and now they are doing it again. Eventually, if we push hard enough we can break the hinge and the door will then swing open. This has happened on 2 other occasions. The problem now is we can only open the doors about 8-10 inches before they get stuck. Then the door will not close properly with slamming it. The reason this is a safety hazard is if our vehicle is in an accident or we need to exit quickly we are unable to do so because of the manufacturers defective hinges.

- Circleville, OH, USA

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