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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,600 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.

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 122009

PT Cruiser

  • 88,000 miles


My husband was driving East bound when he was hit T bone and eventually landed head on into a tree. The airbags did not deploy.

- Wimauma, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 112004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
Consumer's vehicle T-boned another vehicle at 40 mph, and neither frontal air bag deployed. Consumer reported no injuries. Manufacturer was notified.

- Gulf Shores, AL, USA

problem #3

Nov 052004

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
Consumer was driving on the freeway at 50 to 55 mph and rear ended a truck. Upon impact, the air bags failed to deploy.

- Rialto, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 182003

(reported on)

PT Cruiser

  • 9,000 miles
Air bags did not deploy when vehicle was hit in a 3 car collision. This vehicle was in the center of this collision.

- Cedar Creek, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 302003

PT Cruiser

  • miles
The vehicle was involved in an accident, and the passenger air bag did not deploy, also the seat belt failed to restrain the passenger properly.

- Churchton, MD, USA

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