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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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 Subaru Forester brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 151999


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Erratic problem with vehicle braking system: Dealer turned rotors for the second time, instead of replacing the.; seeking NHTSA help or provide additionalinformation.

- Port Charlette, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 151998

(reported on)

Forester 4WD

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Security system goes off when hazard lights are engaged/ABS brakes squeak. In addition, while pulling out of parking spot, vehicle lunged forward unexpectedly, and engine check light comes on.

- Eagan, MN, USA

problem #1

Aug 131998

(reported on)

Forester 4WD

  • miles
Brakes are so weak the ABS can be activated on dry pavement.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

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