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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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,448 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.

2001 Volkswagen Golf brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 132004

Golf 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,895 miles


Brake pads in the rear wore out. Had changed brake pads at least 3 times in 4 years. Dealer said this was normal wear. Seams on the discs wore off. Since October until now the inside of the discs wore out at least 1/8 of inch.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 022004

Golf 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
Automatic transmission failure, mass air flow sensor failure, premature rear brake pad failure, automatic door lock malfunction, water pump failure, third brake light failure.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

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