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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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,500 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.

1998 Volkswagen GTI brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #2

May 212002

GTI 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 59,000 miles


1998 Volkswagen golf Gti rolled into a ditch off 101 near gilroy. Three days prior it had had serviced entirely by michael's auto body in downtown san jose. With repairs totalling $2000. These repairs were supposedly merely "wear and tear" from a towing by the sjpd. The antilock brakes locked and the airbag did not release.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 251998


  • miles
ABS light comes on and stays on when vehicle is started. Not sure if ABS is working during this time.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

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