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 Mazda 626 accessories - interior problems

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1998 Mazda 626 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 051999


  • miles


On stated date, I was rearended on highway. Air bags did not deploy, however back part of drivers seat broke. It was found completely horizontal at end of impact. Mazda said it was built to do that for safety reasons! tow truck operator, auto body employees have never heard or seen such a "safety feature." Due to this defect in seat mechanism, I sustained back injuries that continue to this day. I have kept the broken seat track. I would like to have it checked out. If Mazda designed the seat back to break on impact as a safety factor, it has failed me quite drastically!!

- Richmond Hill, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 302000

(reported on)


  • miles
Drivers seat too low-5'5" driver sits less than 12" from airbag.

- Roscoe, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 262000

(reported on)


  • miles
Driver's seat is so low that it must be adjusted within 12 inches of airbag for visibility.

- Roscoe, IL, USA

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