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:
57,802 miles

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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

Sep 222009

PT Cruiser

  • 77,603 miles


I own a 2006 PT CRUISER base model. When 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. I took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the fan module repair would cost $700. The vehicle has not been repaired. The current mileage was approximately 89,052 and failure mileage was approximately 77,603.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #1

May 142009

PT Cruiser

  • 38,000 miles
My wife has a 2006 PT CRUISER. Around 5/14/2009 it started sputtering when it is at an idle. The motor does fine when you are in motion. My wife was told the problem was the cooling system fan behind the radiator. This car has only 38,000 miles on it. If I 'm not mistaken a part like that should last longer and not break down as soon as the warranty runs out. I need to know if you have had any other problems with this part and what you are going to do to take care of it.

- Resaca, GA, USA

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