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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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Cables Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,500 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.

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2001 Mercury Cougar engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Mercury Cougar Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 062005

Cougar 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,500 miles


While pulling out of a parking lot vehicle suddenly/unexpectedly accelerated and lurch forward. Consumer applied the brakes hard to slow the vehicle down, allowed the vehicle to hit the curb, and turned off the ignition switch. Vehicle was towed to the dealer. Dealer informed the consumer that the throttle cable stuck.

- Everett, WA, USA

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