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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.

4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,908 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 (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #15

Jan 012002

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,221 miles

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

All 4 chrome rims leak air. Have tried to repair but still no luck. Told by tire dealer the rims on these vehicles are junk. Dealer will not stand behind product.

- So.Dennis, MA, USA

problem #14

Jun 062005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Wheels on car are splitting. Physically separating. Tires consistently lose air. People at dealership have told us that this is a known problem, and they have replaced on other cars. Service mgr stated that " he wouldn't be surprised if there was a recall on wheels. The condition has caused premature tire wear and flats. I am concerned regarding wheels actually separating totally while on road and causing an accident. Chrysler and dealer both say they will not replace.

- Boscawen, NH, USA

problem #13

Jun 242005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2001 PT CRUISER. Starting in 2003 I began to experience loss of air in the front passenger tire. I just returned from the garage where I have the car serviced. The mechanics showed me the inside of the wheel which has oxidized. They attempted to seal the bead with "goop, " but advise that I will need to replace the entire wheel in the near future. They state further that they see this problem on Jeep and other Chrysler products as well.

- Minnetonka, MN, USA

problem #12

Jul 092004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,310 miles

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

Chrome wheel center caps came off the 2001 Chrysler PT CRUISER while driving.

- Barrington, RI, USA

problem #11

Mar 252005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
For the last few months, I had been having problems getting with my tires being flat when I got up in the mornings. After having all of the tires checked for flats, it would still do this off and on during the winter. Finally, I took it to a Firestone shop and they said my tires were fine, but the chrome was peeling off the wheels causing the slow leaks. I took it to the dealer and my 36K/3Y had expired (by 1/2 year, as I only have 30K miles) and they said there was nothing that they would do, I'm going to call Chrysler and lodge a formal complaint, now that I see I"M not the only one with this problem.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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problem #10

Dec 012004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The chrome on 3 of the wheel rims peeled, Chrysler replaced all 3 rims. The 4th rim started to peel at the stem of the tire which made the tire leak air.

- New Hartford, NY, USA

problem #9

Nov 222003

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

My 2001 PT CRUISER has a problem with chrome peeling from the rims. On 5/24/04 Chrysler replaced 3 of the rims because they told us the chrome was peeling because their chrome was to blame. We have a problem with the 4th rim but now the chrome is peeling around the stem which inturn is making the air leak and now Chrysler has said they will not fix the problem because now it is an environmental issue. On 11/22/04 while driving I lost air pressure and the car pulled from me, I had control because I was only going 20 mph. I have done research and Chrysler has replaced some rims and not others, there is a whole web site of people who are having the same problem and Chrysler doesn't want to help or hear anything more. My car is still under warranty and I feel this is a safety issue and could become a huge problem.

- New Hartford, NY, USA

problem #8

Aug 202004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The rims are losing air. They have been repaired 3 times by tire manufacturer for this problem. The inside of the crone wheels, where the tread beads sit on the rim, have pits and blisters in the crone. Dealership attempted to put a sealer in to correct the problem, but it didn't work. This has been a common problem with these wheels.

- Williamsport, MD, USA

problem #7

Oct 142003

PT Cruiser

  • miles
The tires were losing air pressure on a daily basis which caused the tires to fill up with water. Consumer took the vehicle to the Goodyear for inspection, and mechanic determined that the rims corroded, causing the tires to lose pressure.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 152003

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
Ihave a defective rim resulting in a wheel that loses 1-2 pounds of air pressure per week. Chrysler has had the car for service 4 times it the last six weeks and denies there is a problem.

- Roselle Park, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jun 162003

PT Cruiser

  • miles

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

Chrome corroding and flaking off on original 16" tires. First noticed in 6/2003. Dealership offered to replace one rim for a co-pay of $100 due to the severity of damage. But will not help with one showing slighter damage.

- Melvindale, MI, USA

problem #4

Aug 052003

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Wheel rims out-of-round.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #3

Jul 292003

PT Cruiser

  • miles
Consumer states when hitting any type of bump in the road tires blowout. All four rims have pitted cracks in them which causes the blowouts.

- Mount Carmel, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 062003

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Outcome of my complaint #769146 dated May 1, 2001. The problems with the chrome wheels was finally resolved when Chrysler replaced the front two chrome wheels at 24,000 miles because they were both out-of-round since new, creating the wobble in the steering, uneven steering, vibration and tire wear. I am still awaiting reimbursement for the two new pro-rated (by Goodyear) Eagle GT tires on the front, as well as awaiting word about a promise to reeplace the two rear Eagle GT tires as well. Anyone with the same wheel and/or tire problems can write to me and I will advise you as to what to do....johngubbio@aol.com

- Fishkill, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 022002

(reported on)

PT Cruiser

  • miles
Consumer states of having problems with the rims on the vehicle. Dealer was contacted. Nlm

- Phoeneix, AR, USA

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