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.


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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.

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 202002

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Brake system has to be replaced because it has worn out. Front rotor failure. Rotors could not be turned down. Extremely high wear on rotors and pads.

- Faifield, NJ, USA

problem #1

Mar 142002

PT Cruiser

  • miles
Brakes have smelled entire life of vehicle. Brake pads and rotor had to be replaced pre-maturely at 18000 miles. Brakes still smell. Believe that the root cause of the problem was not determined and problem will reoccur. Believe that there is a manufacturer defect with brake assembly or anti-lock brake system. Originally purchase car at robert green cpj, have serviced at salerno cp.

- Mahopac, NY, USA

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