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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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Toyota Camry transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 072004

Camry 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


I shifted from "park" to "drive", the transmission assembly cable broke. The vehicle had to be towed. A dealership claimed to have part in stock, upon arrival I was told part was not available to me for purchase. I special ordered & paid for the part & was told it would be in 8/11/04. On that date I was told there were none of these cables in the U.S., the earliest eta was 8/16/04. This was revised by sandy, Toyota parts delay team, to eta 8/18/04.

- Clarkston, MI, USA

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