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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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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.

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2001 Subaru Outback steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 052001

Outback 4WD

  • miles


At 30 mph in a curve on CR73 from conifer to evergreen, co. In 3rd gear, steering rack and pinion broke, and car did a 360 degree spin on dry pavement and slid into a dirt mound. Only by the grace of god, happening with no traffic, and in this location, was my wife's life spared.police report with Colorado state patrol on file.

- Bailey, CO, USA

problem #1

Feb 102001

Outback 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle. (tiresize: 225/60/16)( dot number: Tire size: 225/60/16 )

- Rolling Meadows, IL, USA

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