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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,480 miles

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 122013

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 62,421 miles

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

I was driving on the highway 75 mph, at some point the side rear window blew out, I heard the sound of a open window but could not figure out where it was coming from, I pulled over and noticed the window was gone. If there had been a motor cycle or another vehicle it could have caused an accident.

- Dallas , TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 102013

PT Cruiser

  • 145,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler PT CRUISER convertible. The contact stated the fire wall ripped causing the clutch pedal to push through the fire wall. The contact stated the vehicle could not be driven due to the hole in the fire wall the contact did not take the vehicle to a dealer or mechanic. The contact did not notify the manufacturer of the failure. The failure mileage was 145,000.

- Cartersville, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 182006

PT Cruiser

  • 5,500 miles
The car sits too low to the ground. I am a cautious driver, but the bumper too easily scrapes when driving over bumps or slightly steep inclines/declines, as well as when parking, too easily to scrape over curbs. This has caused the bumper to crack on the left side, over the head light, completely detached from the car in along a 6 inch line. There is no way to fix without replacing the whole bumper/grill cover. I am in constant fear of the bumper falling off as I struggle to save enough money to replace. I truly regret purchasing this vehicle!

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

May 102008

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
2005 PT CRUISER convertible 5 spd manual. Have been very unsatisfied w/ car's performance. Bearings in both front axles had to be replaced at 61,000 miles B/C of significant wear, making car unsafe to drive. Right front wheel squeaked when I turned or just drove straight, and started making thumping noise in axle as I drove. Also, roof has a minor leak into trunk when it rains hard; cannot find the source where it is leaking.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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