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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,018 miles

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel system problems

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 202008

PT Cruiser

  • 12,022 miles


Very poor mpg on 2006 PT CRUISER turbo with 18,000 miles, premium chevron/shell/union 76 fuel only. Approx 12.9 city and maybe 15.5 highway. In shop three times with issue, never improved.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #3

May 112008

PT Cruiser

  • 44,052 miles
I have had this 2006 PT CRUISER for over a year and a half. Within that year and a half, I have now had to replace the tires, brakes. The air conditioner just went out. This car has been horrible. I can't blow the horn without pounding it. The lamp assemblies hold moisture, the thing drinks gas and right now with gas prices this is a problem. Yet, nobody wants me to trade it because it isn't worth a penny because nobody wants them. They need to recall the fact they lied on the stickers about gas mileage. I may get 17 miles per gallon. Horrible car. I hope people stop buying them until they fix the problems they already have.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 042006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The horn is hard to locate and blow. Terrible fuel mileage - 4 cyl car only gets 16 mpg and eats gas badly. Anyway I am currently fighting Chrysler corporation because of their manufacturing error they put the wrong engine in my new 2006 PT CRUISER convertible - touring edition. Chrysler's book, brochures etc. Clearly state that nothing but a standard 2.4L 180hp turbo engine is to go in this car and Chrysler put a regular (non-turbo) engine in this car. Chrysler lies and says that the downgraded non-turbo engine is an option. But there is no optional engine available for this car and another engine is not supposed to go in the car. Chrysler refuses to give me the correct car that I am currently paying for etc. Chrysler Corp. Continue to lie and give customers a very hard time.

- Gardena, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 042006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car horn hard to locate and blow. Very low fuel mileage - only get 16 mpg on a 2.4L non-turbo engine-eats gas badly. Sometimes seems like the engine wants to stall. Have complained to dealership and Chrysler corporation - but mainly because Chrysler manufacturers put a non-turbo engine in my 2006 PT CRUISER conv. Touring when only a turbo engine is to be in this car. Chrysler refuses to give me the correct car and take this manufacturing error car back. They are lying and saying that the 150 hp(non-turbo) engine is an option engine. There is no other engine as an option for this car - I have their book and other documents. I am currently seeking help to get the correct car with the turbo engine I am paying for. Chrysler does not care and gives their customer a hard time.

- Gardena, CA, USA

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