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 — Electronic Stability Control: Automatic (Asc) Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,000 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.

2005 Scion xB brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 082007

xB 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 36,000 miles


The vehicle stability control; traction control; check engine light have come on and remained on. The light was temporarily deactivated when a cam gear was replaced at wagner Toyota in lancaster MA. The error code returned and has remained on despite leaving the car at gatorland Toyota in gainesville fl on three separate occasions. The dealership service manager after first replacing the computer advised me that they do not know how to repair my car. I am uncertain whether the vsc or the traction control is operational at this time (safety concern).

- Gainesville, FL, USA

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