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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
106,712 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 162015

PT Cruiser 2 4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,423 miles


I was driving down the interstate on my way to drop my son off at my mom's so I could go to work, all the sudden I noticed that I was pressing the gas pedal but the car wasn't accelerating it was just getting slower and slower. I then pulled over onto the side of the interstate and cut the car off hoping it would start working right after that. I went to crank the car and nothing happened, all the lights were working but it wouldn't crank or even make sound. Now this was a tragedy considering all the work i've had done to it. I bought it used from a family member and paid $1500.00 for it which I thought was great considering it only had 108,000 miles on it. Within 10 miles the radiator blew. Since I bought it, in March of this year 2015, I have had to replace the entire radiator, the water pump, the timing belt, the flex pipe and muffler, the head gasket, and now a new computer since my mechanic said mine was dead. So he ordered a brand new computer already programmed, put it in then did the whole step by step process you are to do when putting in a new computer, and yet the car WILL STILL NOT START. So he is at a lose and can't seem to figure out why it won't start, so if anyone has had this happen or has any ideas I am all ears. I just have never in my life had to go through this much of a hassle on a used car and honestly it really pisses me off and seriously makes me question the PT Cruiser models and Chrysler vehicles in general.

- , Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #1

May 012013

PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

Just wondering if anyone else has had the problem with the sentry imobilizer/kill switch lock on. On the fuel/temp gauge on the dash there is a small red light it is on and now my car will not start. PLEASE HELP

- , Phoenix, AZ, USA

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