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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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,333 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.

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1998 Hyundai Accent engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 032004

Accent 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 73,000 miles


I have been to the dealer for recall and regular maintenance and each time I would state how the vehicle would stall, the check engine light comes on, the car jerks and then it resumes normally as if nothing ever happened. I have noticed numerous people have complained of the same issue and their dealerships all say they have never heard of such a problem and it had never been reported before. NHTSA needs to get on the case and notify whomever needs to be notified.

- Hazlet, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 102003

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer states that vehicle can be left in any position and it will roll backwards.

- Westford, CO, USA

problem #1

Jun 211999

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer's engine light comes on and stays on for days, takes vehicle to dealership, and they've reprogramed the dash electronic board. This is the third time and dealer will be taking out the fuel tank and system. Vehicle is at dealership at this time.

- Derby, CT, USA

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