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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2002 Volkswagen GTI brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012002

GTI 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Roughness, corrosion, white spots on my car's rims.the brake pads are causing this problem. I am looking to have the stock rims replaced. Along with the stock brake pads that came with the car. I know of all most 200 cars that have these issues with their rims. The problem is the stock brake pads are eating away at the special finish that is on the rim. Vwoa does not want to do anything about it. More info here:

- Sanford, NC, USA

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