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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1998 Volkswagen Beetle body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

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Apr 141999


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Car damaged by dealer during maintenance. Damage is prevalent to VW design and is evident on a number of cars (various owners & various dealers). Is this a design flaw? vwoa has refused to investigate or issue a safety/maintenance bulletin to caution service personnel about improver lifting of the car. This has damaged the cars frame. See the following for an example of the damage: - thank you.

- Lebanon, OH, USA

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