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 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2004 Nissan Altima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012007


  • 40,000 miles


Every winter or when the weather gets cold there is a strong smell of raw gas coming in through the air vents, when car warms up in morning even with all windows open smell is choking and unbearable. Also brakes squeak terribly like a big truck when turning to left and braking, even at slow speeds, such as in a drive thru or parking. Even brand new brakes. Lastly and most scary is the driver seat shifts, rocks, forward and back when braking hard or during a sudden stop. Purchased car in 2007 as a lease return.

- Huntington Station, NY, USA

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