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:
91,500 miles

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 282010

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 91,500 miles


I have a 2001 PT CRUISER. I noticed in your NHTSA id #10010478 you state that the front hub/half shaft click/pop sound. My car starting making such a sound immediately before all of the wheel studs where sheared off and the front right wheel separated from the automobile while going 60 miles an hour. I have all five studs that have been removed that can be inspected. I also have one of the lug nuts with part of the stud. The studs where sheared off even with the face of the rotor. There was no warning that there was a major problem with the vehicle before the wheel separated from the vehicle.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

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