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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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 Mini Cooper brakes problems

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2003 Mini Cooper Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 232004


  • miles


Complete failure of the internal controller area network, resulting in blown electronics, service engine soon light, ABS light, dsc light and air bag light. Cause was apparently a faulty radio. However, a replacement radio failed when installed in the vehicle, bringing more controller area network problems.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #2

Dec 202004


  • miles
Dynamic stabilty control, ABS and flat tire warning lights illuminated intermitently when starting vehicle and do not go away unless vehicle is restarted. Dynamic stability control module fault.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 182003


  • miles
Dynamic stabilty control, flat tire and ABS lights come on while driving. Dealer has replaced dynamic stabilty control module, part 34 51 6 765 289. Also found left front wheel speed sensor crushed between subframe and car. Replaced part 34 52 6 756 384.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

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