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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 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.

2012 Volkswagen Golf engine problems

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2012 Volkswagen Golf Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 292013

Golf 4-cyl

  • 6,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Golf. The contact stated that while driving approximately 2 mph, the vehicle erroneously accelerated then crashed into a parked vehicle. There were no injuries. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure and stated that they would send someone to inspect the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 6,000. Updated 08/15/13 the consumer stated the accelerator stuck when he backed down the driveway on incline. The vehicle accelerated by itself after going down an incline and around the corner.

- Castleton, NY, USA

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