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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,333 miles

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 192013

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


Upon inspection during a repair for another problem it was discovered that the front suspension crossmember known as the K-frame is severely corroded and will likely not pass another safety inspection. The rest of the underneath of this car is relatively rust-free and this is a low mileage vehicle for its age. If this part fails going down the highway the engine, transmission, etc. Will all drop and cause the vehicle to lose control.

- Ellsworth, ME, USA

problem #2

Aug 122013

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
The front suspension cross-member is severely rusted and will require replacement before the car will pass inspection. The car was in for routine service when my mechanic pointed out that the only rusted part on the vehicle was the front suspension cross-member and that it was bordering on unsafe. This car has relatively low miles at 76K and is in excellent condition otherwise. This rusted part could fail with no indication that danger was imminent and cause loss of steering and ultimately a vehicle crash at any speed.

- Ellsworth, ME, USA

problem #1

Nov 012005

PT Cruiser

  • miles
The dashboard of my Chrysler PT CRUISER started to crack soon after the warranty expired and continued to get worse, Chrysler denied responsibility, what to do, I still own the car and only have 30,000 miles.

- Miami, FL, USA

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