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 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,200 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Volvo XC90 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 122006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,200 miles


We had traveled about 200 miles in the morning with no problems with the car. We started out after lunch, went about 200 yards, and smelled a faint burning smell we thought was outside the car. After about another 200 yards, we were at a toll booth entering the through way, and the brakes did not respond properly; there was no warning light. We pulled over immediately, and there was smoke under the dashboard. We got out. Within five minutes the car was totally engulfed in flames, despite attempts to put it out with fire extinguishers. Car was destroyed despite fire truck trying to put out flames. Thank god no one was hurt.

- New York, NY, USA

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