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6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,500 miles

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler PT CRUISER. When applying the brake, a drumming and squeaking noise could be heard. The brake pads and rotors were replaced, yet the failure continued. The brakes were replaced three times. The powertrain was unknown. The current mileage is 37,000 and failure mileage was 25,000.

- Crosby, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 042007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
My 2005 PT CRUISER is equipped with anti-lock brakes and a traction control system. During a recent snow storm the indicator lights for both of these systmes illuminated. I have just returned from my local Chrysler dealer, who has informed that the lights came on because these systems were not functioning. The reason for this, they believe, is that snow had collected in the wheels. As I understand it, their posistion is that the anti-lock brakes and traction control systems provided on this car will function except during a snow storm with wet, stick, slippery snow. Is this typical of these types of systems? it makes no sense to me that car companies be allowed to provide safetysystems which don't work when they are most likely to be needed. By the way, I live in New Hampshire. We get snow regularly. It is frequently wet and sticky.

- Atkinson, NH, USA

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