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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,876 miles

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 072015

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that while the vehicle being inspected, it was discovered that the suspension needed to be repaired and that the power steering needed to be replaced. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 04V268000 (steering) and 08E033000 (suspension) however it was informed that the recalls had expired. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 81,000. Updated 3/31/15 updated 7/8/2015

- Plaistow, NH, USA

problem #7

Apr 012009

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • miles
Rough idle at stopped intersections, lunges and stalls. Stalls a approximately 15-25 mph while making left or right turns making it very difficult to turn while placing the vehicle in neutral and starting the engine again. The fog lights turn on by itself after the vehicle is parked and the ignition is turned off draining the battery. Had to disconnect the fuse in order to prevent this from happening again. To this date non-functional fog lights. The vehicle has several electrical problems from instrument cluster not functioning while driving to radio and climate control not working until you stop the vehicle and turn it off. Then start the vehicle again then it works properly for another few days. This is a recurring problem. Wheel bearing has been an issue too and currently needs to be replaced.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 012010

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 49,500 miles
Could not ask for a better car, but once it got close to 50,000 miles the transmission went out, thank god it was under warranty, then wheel bearing, control arm, motor mount, sway bar bushing, rack and pinon, almost everything in the front of this car has been replaced. When contacting Chrysler they say there has been alot of recalls for the front end supension but my VIN number did not fall under it. Things that should of not worn out this soon has worn out, I just had to do the bushing in the lower control arm after replacing the whole control not over 2 years ago. I have max out 2 Firestone credit cards trying to keep my car on the road. Love the design but hate that I just can not depend on this car... ps I am the only owner of this car and it has less than 82,000 miles on it today 06/19/2012.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #5

Dec 012011

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles

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

My PT CRUISER has had to have all of the front end replaced, car started acting up at 50,000 miles and I now how almost 81,000 and I have replaced everything in the front end except the cv joints, which I hope does not need after I send this. I just had to have the rack and pinion done. When speaking with Chrysler directly they state that the PT CRUISER has had a lot of recalls due to front end, but I am told that my VIN number does not fall in the mix. I am the only owner of my PT CRUISER. I have replaced parts on my car starting back in 2010 early 2011.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 042011

PT Cruiser

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that the front drivers side wheel bearings were being replaced for a third time. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer to have the repairs performed on each occasion, but was never given a reason as to why the failures occurred. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 67,432.

- Baton Roughe, LA, USA

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problem #3

Jan 022011

PT Cruiser

  • 35,508 miles
Front wheel bearings worn, extremely clearance(wheel moves approximately 1 inch top to bottom when shaking it). Will replace bearings soon. Noticed while replacing front brakes at 35,508 miles. A sealed wheel bearing should not wear out at this low mileage unless defect in bearing or manufactures design.

- Norco, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 202007

PT Cruiser

  • 44,000 miles
On 04/26/07 my PT CRUISER was into dealership (not same as where I bought car). Tech said excessive play in front bearings & may need hubs replaced. I bought car 07/28/06 from daytona Chrysler in auto mall. I paid to have bearings replaced, later in 2007, @ dealership in St. Augustine, fl. & other one replaced in 2008 or 2009. The one replaced by dealership in St. Augustine is making noise again!

- Waverly, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012008

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
Wheel bearing on 2004 PT CRUISER with 28,000 went bad.

- West Seneca, NY, USA

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