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.


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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012001

PT Cruiser

  • miles


The drivers seat belt locks up tight anytime I lean forward to check for cross traffic at a stop sign or to check the side mirror blind spot before changing lanes. It locks immediately, I'm actually pinned to the seat back. I have to lean back into the seat back to allow it to release before being able to move my upper body forward. In the beginning it rarely happened, now it's almost all the time. On the other matter of the front disk brakes. The right side not only wore out twice as fast as the left but wore at an angle which caused the metal backing plate to scrape the rotor before the sqeeker was even close to scraping. I still have the brake pads.

- Roseville, CA, USA

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