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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CarComplaints.com 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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 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.

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 112002

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Engine racing when starting, and at time when stopping. Also, transmission was slipping and brakes squeaked. Mechanic refused to do anything about the brakes. Vehicle has been in shop about 6-8 times in less than a year.

- Berthoud, CO, USA

problem #2

Jan 032002

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes are warped, pedal goes all the way down to the floor. Dealership is aware of problem. Consumer is stating that the vehicle is driven only 2000 miles since brakes changed and new brakes already squeal and grind.

- Kunkletown, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 132001

PT Cruiser

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked in front of consumer's driveway on an incline and on a hill. He went to pull parking brake, and vehicle was rolling backwards.applied brakes, brakes went straight up and didn't hold. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

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