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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.

6.4

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,413 miles

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 072007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Driving at 65mph on I75 the car began to vibrate. Inspection showed approximately 10 cm X 2 cm separation on the outboard side of the left rear tire between the steel belts. (nylon overlay maintained the integrity of the tire). Later inspection of the right rear tire showed a belt edge seperation of 3 cm.

- Bellefontaine, OH, USA

problem #5

Feb 082007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,361 miles
- the contact stated that he had Goodyear Eagle tires, 205/55 R16 Eagle ls. At 31,000 miles the car was pulling to the left, and he took it to a dealer and found that the belts on the tire separated, causing the tread to shift. The contact stated that at 41,000 miles the back of the car began swaying sideways to the left and right, and it was determined that the belts on the tire separated again. The contact stated that the tread was fine, the belt in the tire was faulty. The vehicle had a slight oil leak. The dealer replaced transmission solenoid pack. Updated 03/19/07.

- Woodhaven, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 242004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,119 miles
On 12-17-04 my tires were rotated and balanced at discount tire co. This resulted in vibration at low speeds in my steering wheel. Discount rechecked the balancing, but found nothing wrong. Several days later I moved the L/F tire to the rear to see if the wheel might be the problem - the vibration stopped! on 12-23-04 I stopped by the local Goodyear dealer to discuss the problem with them. It was made clear that all I wanted was a tire safety inspection at no expense to me. They said they would be happy to inspect the tire at no cost and the next morning I dropped the car off at 7am (12-24-04). A couple of hours later Goodyear called and said the L/R tire was bad (tread separation), that they had replaced it with a new tire, and it was ready to be picked up. No mention was made of any cost involved, and I assumed it was a free replacement (27K miles). Went to pick up the car and was told there was a pro-rated charge of almost $80 for the replacement tire (Goodyear Eagle ls P205/55R16). I told them there was to be no expense to me for the tire inspection - that if they found the tire bad I was going to have a complete set put on at pepboys. They put my old tire back on and agreed there was no charge for anything.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #3

Sep 012002

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Original tires on a Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001. P20555R16 consumer states that while driving at highway speed the left rear tire tread seperated. Nlm dot number mb 2982279.

- Lincoln, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 012002

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Original tires on a Chrysler PT CRUISER 2001. P20555R16 consumer states that while driving at highway speed the left rear tire tread seperated. Nlm dot number mb 2982279.

- Lincoln, CA, USA

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problem #1

Aug 112001

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was parked and consumer noticed that tread had began to separate from Goodyear rear passenger tire. Goodyear was notified. Goodyear informed consumer that tire had knot due to impact hit, dealership stated problem was due to tread separation and not an impact, finally a Goodyear tire store split the cost 50/50, the Goodyear tire size was P205/55R15, dot number mkt2 bmdr 080.

- Ashland, VA, USA

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