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.

8.7

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$525.00
Average Mileage:
102,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new motor, engine overhall (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replced timing belt (1 reports)
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 102009

PT Cruiser 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

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

Car started losing power up hills and we do live in Branson, Mo. Lots of hills.

- , Branson, MO, USA

problem #2

Aug 152009

PT Cruiser Limited 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

after spending 1400.00 on trying to get it fixed it still overheats

- , Church Hill, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 142009

PT Cruiser Limited Edition 2.4L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

The thermostat of the car started to stick... it later overheated causing severe engine damage to the rings, heads, gaskets,etc. The engine had to be rebuilt which is NOT CHEAP!

- , Reagan, TN, USA

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