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.


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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel system problems

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 072002

(reported on)

PT Cruiser

  • miles


Very poor performance and gas mileage has been observed while driving this car. Mopar own website for ptcruiser has parts for air cleaner and exhaust system to fix this problem but at the owners expense. has a website with owners information about air cleaners and exhaust systems to fix the problem. I beleive the average gas mileage of a light truck is 20.7mpg and this car gets nowhere near that. I think for that reason the air cleaner and exhaust system should be replaced as a recall item to provide the owners with an enjoyable car instead of the lemon it has turned out to be. (dot number: Mkt2 bmdr tiresize: 205/55R16)

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 102001

PT Cruiser

  • miles
While consumer was travling at 15 mph and drove through a puddle engine shut off. Contacted dealer, and the dealer stated that air intake was flooded from water that splashed up.

- Cinder Whast, RI, USA

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