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:
12,813 miles

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

May 202004

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles


Consumer states the brakes wear out prematurely.

- Muskogee, OK, USA

problem #2

Jun 302004

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,440 miles
While driving at any speed ABS warning light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the ABS pump needed to be replaced. This information was provide rowland jones husband of barbara jones.

- Land O' Lakes, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 142002

PT Cruiser

  • miles
Brakes have smelled entire life of vehicle. Brake pads and rotor had to be replaced pre-maturely at 18000 miles. Brakes still smell. Believe that the root cause of the problem was not determined and problem will reoccur. Believe that there is a manufacturer defect with brake assembly or anti-lock brake system. Originally purchase car at robert green cpj, have serviced at salerno cp.

- Mahopac, NY, USA

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