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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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,000 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.

1998 Mercury Tracer engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Mercury Tracer Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 182010

Tracer

  • 82,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Speeds up on its own when driving and when stopped at lights. Occurs every time I drive it. Most of all in the winter time. Tried to repaired it at station but was unable to do so.

- Concord, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 282002

Tracer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While stopping at spot light and without any indication vehicle surged while brakes were depressed. Dealer was contacted. Consumer took vehicle to have the computer and transmission functions checked. Transmission was serviced and adjustments were made.

- Middle Village, NY, USA

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