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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,215 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #10

Nov 262014

PT Cruiser

  • 82,137 miles


Driving on entrance ramp to highway when there was a violent shudder. Car was difficult to steer (severe vibration). Pulled off on emergency shoulder. There is a large hole in tire sidewall. Sidewall was shredded. Tread was not affected. 4500 miles on tires. Tire was removed and spare tire was mounted.

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #9

May 152014

PT Cruiser

  • 90,825 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler PT CRUISER equipped with Goodyear Eagle ls tires, size P205/55/R16. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle shook violently. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed a bubble had developed on the passenger front tire tread. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who stated that the front passenger side tire tread belt was separating and needed to be replaced. The two front tires were replaced. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the vehicle failure mileage was 90,825.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #8

Feb 012014

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • miles
Chrysler PT CRUISER convertible 2005, repeated loss of air, tire flat, tire blew out on highway, tires replaced multiple times. Goodyear reports rim issues. Chrysler non-respondent, Goodyear simply replaces. Research yields multiple complaints on multiple websites stating the same issue. This is a road hazard and safety issue.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #7

Apr 282012

PT Cruiser

  • 117,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Chrysler PT CRUISER equipped with Goodyear Eagle ls-2 tires. The contact stated that the driver was traveling 65 mph when the front passenger tire blew. The contact purchased new tires and replaced both front tires. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. The contact stated that the blow out occurred along the outer sidewall. The manufacturer of the tires were not notified. The failure mileage on the tires was 17,000. The vehicle failure mileage was 117,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #6

May 232010

PT Cruiser

  • 46,032 miles
Bridgestone, fuzion hri, tires can only be mounted one way with left (drivers side ) bead/tread pointing >, but passenger ( right side ) tires can only be mounted with bead/tread pointing <, this leads to right side tire failure; and vehicle handling on wet roads pulls to right; when hitting puddle at 55 mph jerks car to right causing loss of control and accident.

- Sun City West, AZ, USA

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problem #5

Jul 222008

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 31,291 miles
On December 2, 2007 my right front tire blew apart. After getting tire changed I went to walmart and bought a new tire. On July 22, 2008 the same kind of tire again had a problem with a defective belt and had to be replaced again. The tire was a Goodyear viva 2 P195/65R15bw viva 2. fortunately I was able to drive safely to a place to have the tire changed but had to buy a new tire each time. Updated 08/27/08

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 092005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles


Car had shake in front through steering wheel and rt. Floorboard. Change tires and wheels. Changes tires twice. Replaced left front axle with single axle. Replaced same axle with two piece axle. Still has shake in it. Factory tech said live with it.

- Lancaster, KY, USA

problem #3

Jun 082005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,812 miles
The contact was driving on June 8, 2005 when he heard a ping sound come from under the vehicle. Then the driver side tire blew out. There were no accidents. When he took it to the dealership they said there was a punctured mark on the tire. They said it was not due to a defect in the tire. The tire is a Goodyear, size I 205/50R17xl. The contact did not understand why the puncture mark did not cause the tire to go flat. Updated 11/16/2005 - the tire was a Goodyear Eagle rs-a. on Oct 7,2005 the consumer heard the same ping noise under the vehicle again. The consumer pulled off the road to inspect the vehicle an found that the driver's side front tire blewout. It was the same brand and model tire as the first faulty tire with the same dot number.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #2

Mar 072005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
Vehicle experienced extreme vibration during acceleration. This caused the vehicle to pull to the right while on the road. Manufacturer will be contacted by consumer. Both the manufacturer and Goodyear dealer were contacted however was not able to help.

- Pontiac, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 262005

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving in the rain vehicle hydro planed, crashing into a bus. When explaining to manufacturer what happened, she was told that the vehicle had incorrect tires for the rain.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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