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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1998 Toyota Tacoma transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 091999

(reported on)

Tacoma 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Possible transmission failure is causing the vehicle to jerk/surge forward. Nlm

- Tualatin, OR, USA

problem #2

Mar 081999

(reported on)

Tacoma 4WD

  • miles
We have intermittent loss of shift from drive to neutral, reverse, or park. At times, the truck down-shifts unexpectantly( at cruise speeds ) it also takes a long time to change gears

- Five Points, TN, USA

problem #1

Apr 081998

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission slips out of 1st and 3rd gears in cold weather. Problem occurs sporadically.

- Frankfort, KY, USA

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