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:
12,833 miles

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser miscellaneous problems

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 132007

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Vehicle does not have backing plates on front spindles. Ball joints are only.375" from the front brake discs. If the ball joint boot discharges excess grease un-noticed onto the disc, the inner brake pad becomes useless. The only workable repair is to replace the disc pads. Updated 12/04/07

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #2

Jan 142007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that the dashboard has cracked in two spots. The cracks are located on both sides of the middle vent. The vehicle is parked in the sun for hours at a time. The VIN and engine size were unknown. The current mileage is 36,000 and failure mileage was 34,000.

- Miami , FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 312007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,500 miles
Excessive oil consumption, 1 quart /per 1000 miles future engine failure 2006 PT CRUISER with only 4500 miles on it with excessive oil consumption

- Chicago, IL, USA

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