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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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,290 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.

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2003 Honda Civic Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 112004

Civic 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles


While backing out vehicle accelerated uncontrollably and crashed into a tree. The consumer was able to driver vehicle home. Consumer will take the vehicle to a dealer for inspection in the near future. The vehicle made a roaring noise and when the consumer shifted into drive, the vehicle sped off uncontrollably.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #1

Jul 092003


  • 5,580 miles
Consumer states that while driving fuel supply was "full on" as if depressing gas pedal to the floor. The vehicle suddenly accelerated, causing consumer to utilize parking brake in order to stop.

- Thornton, CO, USA

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