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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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2011 Kia Rio brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Kia Rio Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 082011


  • 13,000 miles


So I am going 5mph when I go to push the brakes because the car ahead of me suddenly stops. I don't stop because the car's brakes began pulsating causing me to run into the back of the car ahead of me. When I call the dealership I am told that even though I have owned it for 3 months its considered a wear and tear when I haven't put that many miles on the car yet.

- Eden, VT, USA

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