Notes: Chrysler has taken the boring small car frame of the Neon, grafted a 1930s-era roadster body on top and named it the PT Cruiser. While the new look may appeal to some, the vehicle has unfortunately also inherited many of the same problems as the Neon.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,000 miles

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

May 182009

PT Cruiser

  • 28,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler PT CRUISER. When attempting to shift gears, the gear shifter became loose and temporarily inoperative. The contact took the vehicle to a transmission expert and a technician stated that the gear box bushings and thrust washers were missing. He took the vehicle to a dealer and they replaced the clutch cables at the cost of $300. In addition, the seat cables to the rear passenger seat failed. He called the manufacturer and left a message. The failure and current mileages were 28,000.

- Alanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 082002

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The air bag light illuminated on the dash board. The air bag swtich has been changed several times but the problem remained. The code on the left side seat squib open was found, which was taken apart and reinstalled. The stereo was defective. Scc

- Shafter, CA, USA

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