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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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,961 miles

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1998 Volkswagen Passat wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 032003

(reported on)


  • miles


Problems getting recall repairs appointment scheduled. (nar)

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

Jun 062004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,884 miles
I have had 2 tires separate in the last two months. Prior to this recent event I had another tire separation and was given replacement tires instead of a refund. The las event has left substantial damage to my car. I have both of the old tires and pictures of my car damage. I have contacted a lawyer an he is the one that instructed me to file a complaint with you.

- Moreno Valey, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 301999


  • miles
Tread is seperating from tire casing on all five tires, steel belt is showing through, tire's are very dangerous!, gives no indication when tires suddenly deflate! I have pictures of the tires in question( dot number: Lmpc pxbu tire size: 195/65R 15 )

- Fall River, MA, USA

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