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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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Volvo S80 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Volvo S80 Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 092003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles


2000 Volvo S80--the automatice stabilizing system and ABS braking system failure lights come on intermittently. Our mechanic (Volvo expert, but not employed by a dealership) says this is a common fault in the S-80S when they reach 50,000 miles. The dealership is claiming it is a $1000 repair--because the car has 60,000 miles and is out of warranty. This appears to be a substantial software control design problem that should not be occurring and is quite dangerous unless it is repaired properly.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

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