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
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
102,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new motor, engine overhall (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replced timing belt (1 reports)
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 102009

PT Cruiser 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles


Car started losing power up hills and we do live in Branson, Mo. Lots of hills.

- , Branson, MO, USA

problem #2

Aug 152009

PT Cruiser Limited 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

after spending 1400.00 on trying to get it fixed it still overheats

- , Church Hill, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 142009

PT Cruiser Limited Edition 2.4L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

The thermostat of the car started to stick... it later overheated causing severe engine damage to the rings, heads, gaskets,etc. The engine had to be rebuilt which is NOT CHEAP!

- , Reagan, TN, USA

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