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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
38,350 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012013

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,500 miles


The brakes on the car make the most awful squealing noise you have ever heard. I have taken it to the mechanic and they say the brakes look brand new and that this is a common problem with both the PT Cruiser and the Dodge Neon. They cleaned them and the noise went away for about 3 days, but now it is back and worse than ever. If you feel like breaking eardrums of those around you when drive then this is the car for you.

- , Dublin, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 022006

PT Cruiser V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,200 miles

I think that they need to do something about the brakes that they put on these cars. The cars are sharp but the brakes will run you crazy, loud squeak/squeal when you first touch the brakes. But when you ride them for a while then they are o.k. I have taken my car several times to the shop and they say that they don't need changed. I am glad that I have another means of transportation. Because that noise is awful. I will never buy another Dodge. That is on the REAL.

- , Winston Salem, NC, USA

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