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:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,100 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.

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2003 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 292004

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


While the consumer was jacking up the vehicle to change the right rear tire the jack collapsed and the vehicle fell to the ground. Consumer maintained that the jack was made of plastic and the thread stripped.

- Fairbanks, AK, USA

problem #1

Jan 142004

Jetta 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,200 miles
While using the lifting jack supplied with the automobile to lift the vehicle to change a tire, the jack collapsed. It collapsed because the jack screw carrier threads failed. The carrier threads nut is plastic. Plastic does not have enough strength to support the weight of a 3000 pound automobile.

- Fairbanks, AK, USA

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