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:
Average Mileage:
97,346 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. computer problem/replaced that computer (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 192009

PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,037 miles


It Can be fixed But what a pain in the A*%. Nothing but problems with this car ...from the rims to the transmission Solenoid.AHHHHHH

- , Burlington, ON, Canada

problem #2

Mar 262009

PT Cruiser Limited Edition 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles

My Transmission won't shift out of second. It happened about three years ago with less than 50,000 m. The dealership replaced the module? I drove it two days and back to the shop for a sensor? SURE! Two costs with one transmission. Now it is happening again at 130,000 miles. Just broke in good right? I am the only one who has ever driven this car. I have serviced it regularly and now I am stranded. Nobody will touch the transmission but the dealership?

- , Lucedale, MS, USA

problem #1

Jan 262007

(reported on)

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

I was unable to shift out of low gear and the dealership was less than helpful in diagnosing it and then it was very expensive... my car is low mileage and I don't abuse it at all. I believe this was something that should not have happened!

- , Portland, OR, USA

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