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
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
72,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 032008

PT Cruiser Not Sure

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles


2001 PT Cruiser regurgitates p/s fluid on start-up in cold weather. Pump has been replaced. Steering "whines" when turning as fluid becomes low, filled reservoir, fluid

burped back up through reservoir when in cold weather. Does not do this in warm weather, or when vehicle has run enough to warm engine. Has been to dealer, and several mechanics, no fix/answer. Present mechanic suggests possible replacement of rack, as that may where system is drawing air on start-up. Sound familiar to anyone? Thanks.

- , Sioux Falls, SD, USA

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