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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2001 Toyota Tacoma brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 122001


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Consumer was traveling 55mph on highway and there was a noise located in rear end. Dealership replaced rear end. Consumer's son was traveling on highway, a deer ran in front of him, he applied brakes and lost control of vehicle/ ran into a tree. Vehicle was totaled. Dealership was aware of problem. Driver's side airbag deployed after he was climbing out of vehicle.

- Mayo, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 142001

Tacoma 4WD

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While descending a moderately steep dirt road we experienced a total failure of the hydraulic and emergency braking systems. Vehicle was coasted to a stop on a flat area of road. After approximately 45 minutes brake system slowly returned to normal operation. Local dealer inspection revealed no apparent cause for the malfunction and no suggestion as to what possibly could have caused both brake systems to fail. No evidence of brake overheating or fatigue, no fluid leaks or stored computer fault codes. Dealer suggestion, "drive it till it fails again and bring it back".

- Alamogordo, NM, USA

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