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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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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1998 Volkswagen Jetta engine problems

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1998 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 092004


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Consumer stated that while driving down the road vehicle lost power. The power returned in about 2-3 minutes. She called the manufacturer and the dealer, and they told her unless the problem was first discovered at the dealership, then there was no problem. It did not happen at the dealership because one had to be driving the vehicle. Consumer maintained that this was dangerous because in moving traffic if vehicle slowed down it could be hit from rear.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

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