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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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,000 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.

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Mercury Mountaineer Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 212007

Mountaineer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer. While driving 70 mph with the cruise control activated, the rear driver side began to rumble. The vehicle was pulled over and flames began to erupt under the driver side rear door. The fire extinguished itself. There were no prior warning indicators. The vehicle was towed, but not inspected. The current and failure mileages were 27,000.

- Deerborn Heights , MI, USA

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