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:
85,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Toyota Corolla engine problems

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2002 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 162005

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


Changed design from timing chain to belt 2 months after release. Bolt attaching timing chain sprocket to cam shaft overtightened at factory causing thousands of dollars of damage to cam timing chain and sprocket and several other parts, and leaving me stranded in a national forest 45 miles from nearest services with no cell phone reception.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

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