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:
40,000 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.

1998 Hyundai Sonata engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012006

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


The contact stated the check engine light is not functional and that the the obd to the system is not communicating. Due to this the evaporative system is not ready. This vehicle is not conforming to the clean air act and cannot pass emissions.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 121999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While coming to a stop sign, without any prior warnig, the tranmission drops, causing the vehicle not to go forward and the vehicle would go in reverse. Also, brakes are working intermittently, and when consumer lets his foot off the brakes there is a sqeaking noise coming from the brakes. In addition, there is a problem with the timing belt.

- Townsend, DE, USA

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