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:
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Average Mileage:
83,101 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 312015

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,101 miles


When I say this car has tried to kill me, I mean it literally. Over three different times while trying to cross an extremely busy intersection the car refused to accelerate. I mean I'm going fifteen MPH when I was trying to go sixty in front of oncoming traffic. THIS HAPPENED MULTIPLE TIMES. I'm the idiot that then kept the damn thing, but at least others can now know how sh*tty this car actually is.

- , Hillsboro, OR, USA

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