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 Honda Prelude brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Honda Prelude Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012002


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Honda stated that this really wasn't a safety issue it was a bolt failure! no safety defect listed.

- Mequon, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 262001


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While traveling 15-20 mph on a neighborhood street with windows up consumer and passenger began to smell something like gas. A few moments later, driver's side and passenger's side airbags deployed without prior warning from airbag light. Consumer depressed brake pedal, causing a frontal collision with a parked car. Driver received burns, and sprained wrist and neck. Passenger sustained burns. Consumer stated that airbags were replacememt equipment from a previous accident. Dealer did not reinstall airbags. Oliver's auto body of holyoke did.

- Holyoke, MA, USA

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