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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace swaybar bushings (1 reports)
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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 212014

PT Cruiser Touring Edition V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles


My car's front end squeaks terribly and it is worse when the weather is dry, but when it rains it doesn't squeak at all. I am also hearing a clicking sound in the front end as well.

- , Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 102008

PT Cruiser Street Cruiser 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles

Inside the span of just 26,000 miles this problem has surfaced twice. The dealership is not aware of the second occurrence yet since it started up since the last scheduled maintenance. There is a Lemon Law in Wisconsin .. hope I don't have to use it !!

- , Oshkosh, Wi., USA

problem #1

May 012007

PT Cruiser 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

The front end of my PT started squeaking in 2007 about a year into ownership. The dealership said it was the front swaybar bushings which they replaced. Now that I am into the second year of ownership the squeaking returned. I took it in for service in June and they said one of the bushings was loose so they tightened everything up and greased it. The squeaking returned 2 weeks later. I'm wondering if it is defective bushings or is there some other underlying problem. Have any other PT owners experienced this squeaking problem and were they able to resolve it.

I don't like to hear squeaks, rattles and vibrations when I am driving.

- , Steelton, PA, USA

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