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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: Chrysler has taken the boring small car frame of the Neon, grafted a 1930s-era roadster body on top and named it the PT Cruiser. While the new look may appeal to some, the vehicle has unfortunately also inherited many of the same problems as the Neon.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,800 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.

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 172008

PT Cruiser

  • miles


2001 PT CRUISER. Horn and radio display light intermittent. When the radio display light goes out so does the horn.

- N Charleston, SC, USA

problem #4

Aug 012007

PT Cruiser

  • miles
My led light on the radio and the horn both cease to work at the same time. We have replaced fuses, lights and radios. Still no working horn.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 122004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
Cd player read error 1 month after the warranty was up, dealer said it was dead and it would cost $300 to replace combination stereo/cd. Excuse me but a cd player should last longer than 3 years. An american motor dealers wonder why we do not want to buy their products.

- Baxter, MN, USA

problem #2

Feb 082002

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The air bag light illuminated on the dash board. The air bag swtich has been changed several times but the problem remained. The code on the left side seat squib open was found, which was taken apart and reinstalled. The stereo was defective. Scc

- Shafter, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 222002

(reported on)

PT Cruiser

  • miles
Upon starting vehicle air bag light illuminated/ radio did not work, and tail lights malfunctioned. Also, speedometer raced without the vehicle even being on. Took vehicle to dealer.

- Leesburg, OH, USA

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