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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,650 miles

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 122010

(reported on)

PT Cruiser

  • miles


2004 Chrysler PT CRUISER. Consumer states concern regarding loss of pressure in vehicle tires the consumer stated the root cause of the tire leakage was because the coating on the original equipment wheel rims was deteriorating and not permitting an air tight seal.

- Frankfort, IN, USA

problem #3

Apr 182008

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Stock Chrysler 17" chrome aluminum wheels are defective. They are rusting from the inside out causing the tire to lose air pressure. Was take to the dealership to get inspected - after which I was told that Chrysler does not warranty defective materials if the vehicle is over 3 years old or has more than 36,000 miles. Even though I have an extended warranty for 7 years/85,000 miles. An the rotting from the inside of the rim is not limited to a specific to the vehicle of Chrysler's production. It effects all makes an models with the chromed aluminum rims. Sebring - PT CRUISER - pacfica - etc. An giving the fact the rims don't hold air I believe that could be a major safety issue because that effect the handling an braking which could cause the car to lose control. Chrysler is still currently sell's the same product on there new cars. Even though there have been numerous complaints about the wheels an there defect. But do to the fact that by the time the customer notices there rims are defective the 3 years/36,000 miles is up. An the customer who bought the car is told they aren't under warranty but if you would like to order a new set they would be happy to do so at the expense of the owner's pocket book. I believe Chrysler practice's are wrong on how they operate - by selling the customer what is ultimately defective materials. I have talked with other Chrysler vehicle owner's with the chrome aluminum rims an have told me they fought Chrysler an that they too have to replace air in the tire every other day like myself. P.S. due to the defective rims I am required to put atleast 20+ psi in my tires every other day.

- Hoffman Estates, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 252006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles
: the contact stated the tires on the vehicle continually lost air. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection numerous times. The dealer replaced all 4 tires and a rim; however, the problem still persisted. Also, the vehicle manifested remote control problems, as well a cracked windshield a broken gas tank. In addition rack and pinion steering was defective, and power steering fluid was leaking.

- Scituate, MA, USA

problem #1

Feb 052005

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought a 2004 pt/GT cruiser new(12 miles) from the dealer in 02-05. The day I left the property I noticed a serious vibration at speeds higher than 45 mph. I notified the dealer, took the car back for correction problem not solved. Twice the car has returned, still no solution. Today(03-10-05), dealer notifies me that the problem is an egineering problem --wheel/rim size-- corrected by Chrysler in the 2005 model. This issue was not told to me prior to purchase. The dealer refuses to correct the problem and told me "take it to arbritration!" this car is not safe at speeds over 45 mph with the current problem.

- Palm Springs, CA, USA

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