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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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,000 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.

2003 Mercedes-Benz C180 engine problems

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2003 Mercedes-Benz C180 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 212004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles


While making a left turn to pull into the garage, the vehicle suddenly accelerated at a high speed. The consumer's foot was on the brake pedal when this occurred. The consumer applied excessive force to the brake pedal to stop the vehicle from accelerating, but it failed to do so. The vehicle stopped accelerating when it smashed into the garage wall. The factory representative came out to inspect the vehicle, but indicated that nothing was wrong although there was a 3 feet long brake mark on the garage floor.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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