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 — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Power Assist: Vacuum 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Achieva Owner Comments

problem #1

May 112001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer was traveling 10-15mph to a traffic light and vehicle never stopped. Consumer mashed down on brakes twice and there was an air sound. Vehicle was on an incline, picking up speed consumer exited onto highway. Vehicle never stopped until vehicle got to driveway of consumer's home. There were no pedestrians or vehicle. Consumer pused down emergency brake to stop vehicle. Oldsmobile sent a wrecker to pick up vehicle. Oldsmobile agreed to pay for half of cost. Brake booster vaccum was leaking.

- Nashvilele, TN, USA

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