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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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100 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.

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2001 Subaru Outback accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2001 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 122000

Outback 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles


Interior lights typically do not go off when shutting doors or lift gate. To get lights to turn off, doors need to be slammed so hard I'm afraid the glass will shatter. Subaru dealer has refused to repair under 3/36 warranty. They said to just turn lights off with the interior switches so that they do not turn on when doors are opened. This has been a problem since the car was new.

- Red Lion, PA, USA

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