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:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,334 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.

2001 Mercury Cougar engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Mercury Cougar Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 232004

Cougar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving 30 mph engine check light and radiator light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection.

- Connersville, IN, USA

problem #2

Apr 022002


  • miles
Going 70 mph on 75 South car just caught on fire in middle lane on the highway. Car just stopped in the middle lane fire started from the engine and shot to the rear of the car. ****dims 11 IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis****761083.

- Conley, GA, USA

problem #1

May 102002


  • 4,002 miles
Car parked and engine shut off. Within 5 minutes engine was on fire. ***dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12-12-02 cut over to artemis***761829

- Pocahontas, IL, USA

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