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:
15,500 miles

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser clutch problems

clutch problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 042003

PT Cruiser 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


The clutch cable assemblies, the bushings that are suppose to be around the cable were never put on vehicle. The vehicle was not able to put into gear. Took the vehicle to the mechanic and was told both cables had to be replaced because all bushings were missing. The part the mechanic received from Chrysler had the bushings on it. The problem started last year, but she did not know the bushings were missing until the vehicle would not shift in the beginning of June. At that time, the sensor light for the engine check came on. That was because the power steering sensor had to be replaced.

- Lake City, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 302003

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 31,000 miles
2001 Chrysler PT CRUISER: The battery light keeps coming on. I've taken to dealer four time now for that problem. Had the battery replaced twice. Had the regulator in the computer replaced. I am still having problems. The transmission had to be replaced. It is a manual transmission. Had the clutch replaced. All of this due to faulty parts! the vehicle keeps pulling to the right. Had it fixed once and it still pulls. The date entered is when everything started.

- Whiteland, IN, USA

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