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CarComplaints.com Notes: Chrysler has taken the boring small car frame of the Neon, grafted a 1930s-era roadster body on top and named it the PT Cruiser. While the new look may appeal to some, the vehicle has unfortunately also inherited many of the same problems as the Neon.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,807 miles

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #13

Oct 202006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The dashboard in the 2001 pt cruiiser cracked into two pieces.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #12

Aug 152006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
2001 PT CRUISER dashboard cracking and breaking up.

- Hurst, TX, USA

problem #11

Sep 012006

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cracks in dashboard at center vent (in 3 locations), all exceed 4 inches in length.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #10

Jan 102007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Cracked dashboard in my 2001 PT CRUISER.

- Celebration, FL, USA

problem #9

Dec 012006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
I am the original owner of 2001 PT CRUISER with 55,000 miles. Babout 6 months ago when driving I would hear a cracking and popping sound. The dashboard began cracking and has now cracked completely through, and was beginning to cave in. The local news channel has done investigative reporting on this problem. Various Chrysler and Dodge vehicles were experiencing this dangerous failure across the nation.dealer was no help.

- Deland, FL, USA

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problem #8

May 112007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,900 miles
PT CRUISER dashboard cracked.

- Champions Gate, FL, USA

problem #7

May 092007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The dashboard is cracking on the 2001 PT CRUISER, and I contacted the Chrysler corporation, and they said they were not going to help in fixing the problem. I was told to contact your organization through the local media. Now I know I am the cars second owner, but I still feel that Chrysler should fix the problem regardless!

- Citra, FL, USA

problem #6

May 092007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
I own a 2001 PT CRUISER and the dashboard cracked and appeared to be collapsing in the vent area. This started about a month ago and was getting worse fast.

- Wetumpka, AL, USA

problem #5

Mar 122007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2002 PT CRUISER developed cracks in dashboard- from windsheild to dashboard grill and from dashboard grill to glove box panel.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 152007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dashborad is broken and falling in.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 152005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 66,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Dashboard cracked for no apparent reason, not due to an accident.

- Fern Park, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 052007

PT Cruiser

  • miles
Recenlty on my local news they had a story saying that 2001 Dodge vehicles were having a problem with dashboards caving in on the driving while driving. I have a 2001 Chrysler P.T. cruiser (Chrysler is a Dodge) my dashboard has a crack in it and I'm concerned that this is not a isolated problem and my dash board could sind at any moment. This is happening as the drivers are driving down the road and shutting everything down in the dashboard that you need to drive safely with, just wanted to place my concern that this could be effecting other Dodge model cars.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 142005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a problem with the rear bumper of my car and also the door pillars. First off, all of the older pts that I have seen have problems with both of these items. The bumper has some sort of discoloration problem on the edges of the bumper. It looks like there may have been some tape (from the factory?) that has discolored the bumpers on these vehicles. Also, the door pillar that are factory black get this terrible staining. It looks as if they are water spotted, but it is just a defect in the paint on the pillars. I see it on every cruiser I see. I has to buy chrome covers to make my car look presentable. I can't believe that there has not been a recall to replace these eyesores (and not on my dime, like I did).

- Galloway, OH, USA

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