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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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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2003 Volkswagen GTI brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Volkswagen GTI Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 092004

GTI 6-cyl

  • miles


The consumer was traveling 40 mph, but when he attempted to apply the brakes, the pedal went to the floor. The consumer was unable to maintain control of the vehicle and rear ended another vehicle. The driver's side air bag did not deploy, but the passenger side did deploy. The driver sustained head injuries. The consumer refused to go to the hospital. The vehicle was towed and totaled T by the insurance company. Please fill in additional information.

- Winter Springs, FL, USA

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