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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1998 Hyundai Sonata AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1998 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 182000


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Although air conditioner compressor was paid for at 900.+ dollars the belts and wheels still lock-up. When taken back to have checked the problem can never be produced. As for clock spring the owners manual says that the airbag system should be checked every 10 years abd this system has failed in 2 years. Service manager told me airbags will not deploy now. I am told if I pay for the repairs to the airbag first I will be reimbursed, but why must I pay for a safety item that is beyond my control and that is a major item of safety.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

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