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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.

8.6

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$800.00
Average Mileage:
81,429 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. replace thermostat and housing (2 reports)
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #7

May 012010

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

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

I need to know if anybody else has this problem. Changed thermostat twice, fan motor and water pump. It still runs hot. At first, if you turned the heater on the temp would go down. Now it runs hot all the time. Can anybody help?????

- , Bridge City, LA, USA

problem #6

Dec 242009

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

Taking to JB Byrider to have a warranty thermostat and housing replacement. my 2001 PT Cruiser is running hot.

- , Tampa, FL, USA

problem #5

Apr 012009

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles

My car is overheating. I've had the radiator fan, thermostat, and coolant sensor replaced. It is still overheating. My next step is the radiator. I don't want to replace that if that's not the problem. If anyone has any suggestions or had the same problem and resolved it, please let me know.

- , Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #4

Jan 152009

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles

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

I've replaced the thermostat and radiator so far, and my car continues to overheat. I fear it may be a head gasket but even then I'm not sure that will solve the problem. Since this started I've searched the internet in hopes of a solution but all I've found is numerous forums of people with the exact same problem without answers. They've tried everything I have and more, spent hundreds of dollars and still the problem remains. My next step is to call Chrysler and see what they have to offer but if what many bloggers say is true, all I'll get is the run around. All I want is to get my car back on the road. Can anyone help?

- , Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #3

Jul 232006

(reported on)

PT Cruiser Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles

had 2 seperate times that this happened... first in Jan 2006 and the latest was July 23 2006... i now have an orangish rust color residue

- , Houston, Texas, USA

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problem #2

Jun 082006

(reported on)

PT Cruiser

  • 50,000 miles

THIS HAS HAPPENED TWICE. CAR RUNS HOT, SOUNDING LIKE IT WAS GOING TO BLOW. PULL OFF ROAD, AT NIGHT, LET IT COOL DOWN, DRIVE UNTIL HAPPENS AGAIN. WHEN GET TO DEALERSHIP--NEXT DAY--HE CANT FIND ANYTHING WRONG.

- , Greer, South Carolina, USA

problem #1

Apr 112006

(reported on)

PT Cruiser Touring

  • 53,000 miles

The dealer did not have parts - had to wait 7 days to get car repaired and back -

- , Dover, DE, USA

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