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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
100,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 262007

(reported on)

PT Cruiser Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


At times, the car doesn't want to start. When I am sitting at a red light, it begins to act like it wants to die. There are times, that I have noticed, when the dash lights are on, that they will fade as if I am losing energy. Have also noticed an odor. The car sounds HORRIBLE when it starts now. There is like a puttering noise coming out from the hood.

- , Houston, TX, USA

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