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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2003 Volkswagen Beetle windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

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Nov 262003


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Refer to # 10051120 my windshield wipers would operate normally and then just stop in mid-swipe, right in front of my face, while I was driving. Then after clicking the switch back and forth, I could finally get them to work. The dealer indicated that it could be the intermittent wiper relay, but it would have to be ordered. I should drive the car until then, unless it became a problem  well, duh! when would it not be a problem to drive in the rain/snow with non-operable wipers? took my car back in, got a loaner and the intermittent wiper relay was replaced.

- Lake Stevens, WA, USA

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