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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1998 Volkswagen Golf brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 141999


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The "Volkswagen certified" dealership was absolutely horrible. All the listed problems I brought it back to them repeatedly, and it would normally take 3-5 visits for the item to get fixed. I didn't even get to list all the problems with the speaker panel, clutch, and fenders getting flexed. I will never own another Volkswagen, or go to the dealership ever again.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 021999


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ABS brake problems; intermittently when applying brakes on regular road conditions, brake pedal became very hard and there was no braking ability. Dealer could not find a problem with the brakes. This happened when the weather was cold.

- Andover, MA, USA

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