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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
102,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace cable $400 or see cheaper fix below (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser clutch problems

clutch problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 042009

PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 89,000 miles


This was an awful problem that happened with no warning. I was stuck in 2nd gear until I could get to the shop. It was expensive and should not have happened

- , Anderson, SC, USA

problem #2

Mar 012010

PT Cruiser

  • Manual transmission
  • 86,000 miles

My main complaint is that this is obviously a flaw in design or Manuf. of the cable itself..

2nd time I'm having the Exact Same work done... granted I'm almost @ 100K but regardless Chrysler should be held responsible for Mauf. defects, especially when this easily occur on the highway without warning...

- , Tamarac, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 292008

PT Cruiser Limited

  • Manual transmission
  • 131,000 miles

My Shift-link cable bushing wore-away. Cable came off shift link. Car was stranded. I tied shift link cable to shift link to get home. Went to local hardware store and purchased solid rubber corks/plugs that would fit into the cable i-let. Also purchased two brass washers for each side of the ilet.Then, purchased a new "C" clamp and clamp pin. Took rubber cork and pushed into cable i-let trimmed off excess. Then, placed brass or steel washers on each side of i-let. Replaced i-let on shiftlink, then attached the pin clip and C clip. It was a litle work but worth the $450 savings. It draves better.

- , River Falls, WI, USA

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