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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 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.

2002 Volkswagen Golf accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 142005

Golf 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


Burning smell occurred on off-highway road, traveling at speeds under 5 mph. Hot sensation on thigh prompted quick action to turn off vehicle / seat heater while getting out of the vehicle a 1/4" hole was found on the left side of the drivers seat. Harness was disconnected and service was scheduled.

- Bremerton, WA, USA

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