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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
78,083 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. computer module problem (1 reports)
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 012010

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,250 miles


I've had to jump start the car several times and even buy a new battery. I always have to recheck the brake light after 30 minutes and again after 1 hour. As soon as I click unlock the brake lights go off. The repair shop replaced the brake light switch but that didn't help.They say bring it back when the brake lights are on.

- , Smyrna, TB, USA

problem #2

May 142007

(reported on)

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

The ABS, trac and brake light stay on all the time. Chrysler won't replace the computer module, even though it is their defect.

When, the light is on, the ABS system shuts down, so the anti-lock

brakes don't function properly.

- , Evergreen Park, Illinios, USA

problem #1

Nov 092006

(reported on)

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Brake lights are on all the time. Am I the only one with this problem?

- , Rochester, NY, USA

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