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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NHTSA — Electrical System: Instrument Panel Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 Oldsmobile Achieva accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Achieva Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 122007

Achieva 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Purchased vehicle in September of 2007, had already had instrument cluster replaced in July of 2006 at yark automotive in toledo, Ohio. Frequently fails to start. Had battery and alternator replaced in October 2007. Dealership working on the vehicle now claims the instrument cluster needs to be replaced again.

- Toledo, OH, USA

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