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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,667 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.

2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 102015

PT Cruiser

  • miles


Need to put this vehicle in shop to have the recalls done.

- Cainsville, MO, USA

problem #2

May 052005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 21,000 miles
Our brakes needed replaced for inspection the company replaced the brake pads we didn't drive more the 15,000 miles and brakes started grinding and making noise they needed replaced again it seems that this has been an ongoing problem with these pt.cruisers since they were made. Having talked to several owners of this vehicle I have found that this is a major complaint among the owners of PT CRUISER no matter what year made we still have ours and it has had it's brakes replaced more often than what it was driven we currently have 88,000 on ours and the brakes start this noise then fail after 20,00 miles this appears to be very unsafe it also appears to happen on the left front brake first then moves around. This makes any PT CRUISER unsafe and they should be recalled to fix the entire brake system before someone dies.

- Maytown, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 182014

PT Cruiser 4-cyl Diesel

  • 116,000 miles
The vehicle failed to stop after applying brakes.

- Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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