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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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,316 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.

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2003 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 222008

Frontier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,619 miles


While preparing to park my 2003 Nissan Frontier xe (with 35,000 miles) with brakes applied it suddenly surged forward, went up a grassy bank and hit a concrete support at the base of a light pole resulting in $5200 damage to right front. Braking could not override the acceleration. Fortunately, truck hit pole and not pedestrian walking directly in front of vehicle. Truck serviced at local Nissan dealership on regular basis. Truck still at body shop and will eventually be checked by Nissan dealer before I drive it again.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #1

May 212004

(reported on)


  • 14 miles
The vehicle has a governor that doesn't allow it to exceed the speed of 89 mph, even though the speedometer goes to 120 mph. This information is not provided in the owner's manual, nor told upon purchase of the vehicle by the dealership. This could result in an accident because the vehicle stops accelerating when the speed reaches 89 mph.

- Ontario, CA, USA

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