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:
64,000 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.

2009 Volkswagen Eos engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Volkswagen Eos Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 052016


  • 120,000 miles


Car experiences sudden loss of acceleration, nearly causing accident from cars behind. This has happened sporadically in motion on city streets and the car has been back to the dealer (VW world nptune NJ) several times. First time they could not replicate problem and nothing was done, second time they replaced several components at cost of $2,000 but that did not fix problem and now it back at dealer and they are asking another $1300 for repairs.

- East Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 142009


  • 8,000 miles
On initial acceleration, car hesitates and does not smoothly accelerate. This occurs whether the engine is cold or warm and occurs under light to moderate acceleration. Hesitation is accompanied by "stuttering sensation" and on occasion there is an actual delay from time of pressing the accelerator to actual launch of up to 3 seconds.

- Kingston, TN, USA

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