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.

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2002 Subaru Outback AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Subaru Outback Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 092002

(reported on)

Outback 4WD

  • miles


Vehicles air conditioning has never worked properly.

- Edneyville, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 052001

Outback 4WD

  • miles
Air conditioner has not worked properly since bought the car. Have complained several times to 3 different dealers and they all state it is performing "normally". the A/C only blows cold air consistently in the coldest air setting, if you move the dial up past the lowest setting, while still in blue "zone" you will start getting warm air. I think there is a tbs on it, but that has never been communicated to me by either dealer nor Subaru.

- Edneyville, NC, USA

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