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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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.

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2003 Subaru Forester accessories - interior problems

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2003 Subaru Forester Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 012005


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Problems with fuses on the 2003 Subaru Forester. The consumer noticed a blown fuse and that the control of her rear view mirrors were not working. The consumer also noticed while in the process of replacing fuse #4, the label and manual stated "2003 Forester manual" A8070be/msa5M0304A-page 12-6) differed in amperage for not only the #4 but also #8 (ABS solenoid). The consumer promptly changed the fuses to 20 amps each. The consumer was informed that the manual was wrong and that the label was right. The consumer promptly changed back to the 15 and 30 amp fuses. The consumer requested clarification in writing from Subaru about the proper amperage and official notification to owners who have the same manual.

- Rio Vista, CA, USA

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