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:
2,400 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.

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 112004

Jetta Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,400 miles


Parked car on relatively flat driveway (maybe 3 degree grade). Did not put car in gear but did engage the parking brake. About 15-20 minutes later, car was seen rolling down/across the driveway and over an embankment. It came to rest against a tree and incurred significant damage to the body.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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