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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NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control: Accelerator Pedal Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

2002 Volvo V70 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 052004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Upon approaching an intersection brakes were applied to slow the vehicle down. Suddenly, while the vehicle was slowing down engine revved, and the vehicle accelerated. Consumer immediately depressed the brake pedal to stop the acceleration, but it failed to do so. Vehicle stopped acceleration when the vehicle smashed into a guard rail. Manufacturer was sending a team from N.Y. to evaluate the problem. This vehicle was leased through the Connecticut family orthopedic office.

- Bridgewater, CT, USA

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