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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 142010

PT Cruiser

  • 45,000 miles


Have a 2005 Chrysler PT CRUISER and only 45,000 miles on it. After feeling a bad vibration for a week or so and noises when making turns, I took my car back to where I had new tires put on thinking they had defective details to them. Come to find out that the front bearings are bad already. Thinking to myself that this shouldn't be happening in this early of mileage, I started looking into trying to replace them myself as the costs everywhere for this repair is too much for our family to bear right now. In looking for the diagrams for the front end, I came across this forum with 155 posts of the same complaint on this model car from 2001 to current models, including one post of a lady who lost her son in an accident due to this faulty part/assembly. I truely believe this warrants further review as it seems with so many of the same issue (and this is only what had been posted, not including people who had this issue and just keep paying for the repair over and over) it makes me question the quality of Chrysler pt's for sure. Please review this as it may save someone's (including my own) life. Website for posts for your reference is

- Kettering, OH, USA

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