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:
139,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. sold for scrap (1 reports)
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 152015

PT Cruiser 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,000 miles


The engine cradle snapped doing 70 miles an hour on a major freeway. When my mechanic put it on the rack he showed me that the entire undercarraige was completely rusted out! The body was pristine when I bought it 2 months before. It did not occur to me to check underneath the car. Sold for scrap, $3000 down the drain. Lesson learned!

- , Davison, MI, USA

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