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
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 162005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2001 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The consumer states her 6 year old daughter went to get something out of the vehicle and knocked it out of gear. The vehicle then rolled into the street. The underside of the vehicle was pushed in. The vehicle ran into a house. Upon impact, the air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was going about 30 mph when this happened. The consumer lived on a hill, and while it was rolling, the child put it back in park. The vehicle continued to roll. There were no keys in the ignition when this occurred. There I a police report was taken, case #05-029614, deputy boeltz with yazapi county police department.

- Cottonwood, AZ, USA

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