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.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,144 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 072014

PT Cruiser

  • 33,500 miles


We were in stop & go traffic for an hour, the right front brake seized up and stuck on. Smelled burning brake smell. Got home and let sit and cool for 5 hours, all was ok. What has caused this ? garaged kept, low mileage, car babied.

- Satellite Bch., FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 202013

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 136,789 miles
Set cruise control and the car accelerated rather than set at speed. Car continued to accelerate despite application of brakes, including emergency brake which only got it down to 40 mph. Car had to be popped into neutral in order to be able to keep from crashing and stop the car.

- Mays Landing, NJ, USA

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