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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,400 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 032006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Rear brakes have not worked correctly since car was bought new in 2002 (PT CRUISER). Rear brakes have always made a grinding noise for first or second use and then the grinding noise goes away. Car has 69,600 miles on it and I bought it new. I recently pulled the rear wheels and found that the brake pads were not worn (for both rear wheels) and the drums had rust streaks on them. Also, rust dust was covering everything. It appears that the brakes are not working correctly and I plan on replacing the calipers.

- Bear, DE, USA

problem #1

Aug 042003

(reported on)

PT Cruiser

  • 90,800 miles
The spring in the brake broke and destroyed the flack adjuster and the drums. Dealership indicated that they don't have the part in stock because this part shouldn' T break.

- Cambridge, MA, USA

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