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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,475 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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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 #2

Feb 252005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The seat belt does not retract back to normal position, and is not providing protection to the driver in case of an accident. Manufacturer was contacted by consumer, and informed consumer that the seat belt was not covered by warranty.

- Rowlett, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 232005

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,950 miles
Vehicle experienced a problem with the seat belt on the driver side. The belt will not come out of the retractor. It will not release or allow the driver to wear the seat belt. Owner contacted the dealer, who stated they could check for the defect if the owner would pay a fee for the diagnostics to determine why the belt will not operate.

- Hoffman, IL, USA

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