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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,000 miles

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser exhaust system problems

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 242006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 85,000 miles


2 years into my ownership, my car began having failures, my egr valve had to be replaced 3 times, the "brain" in the car was replaced, the battery was replaced, the fog lights started going on and staying on, the car broke down on the highway and overheated, thermostat had to be replaced, pipe carrying circulating coolant rusted completely out, O ring was replaced, manual transmission began being difficult to shift, fluid leaks, low fluid, plug is recommended to be replaced.

- San Leandro, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 102003

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
Have a 2001 PT CRUISER. Poor performance in gas economy, failed catalytic converter now egr valve has failed, I believe it is due to the catalytic converter failure. Since Chrysler has had other complaints about this issue with the cruisers why have they not been repairing them to the customers satisfaction?

- South Bend, IN, USA

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