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: The 2006 is the worst year for PT Cruiser engine complaints. Having an engine light on is annoying, but it's the complaints about the engine shutting-off while driving that really have us concerned.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,500 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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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

May 142008

PT Cruiser

  • 47,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that if the air conditioner was activated, the engine would idle low when the vehicle was stopped in traffic, a stop sign, or red light. The vehicle would almost stall before resuming normal operation. When stopped, warm or hot air would blow through the vents. He took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the fan module repair would cost $700. The vehicle has not been repaired. The contact stated that two of his family members have the same model vehicle and also experienced similar failures. The manufacturer has not been notified. The current mileage was approximately 52,000 and failure mileage was approximately 47,000.

- Freeport, PA, USA

problem #1

May 132009

PT Cruiser

  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that her vehicle overheated without warning. She found droplets of oil and coolant underneath the vehicle. After further inspection, it was concluded that the fans were inoperative. The current and failure mileages were 74,000.

- Lake Villa, IL, USA

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