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:
14,914 miles

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 292005

PT Cruiser 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Gas fumes were coming in from the vents while driving. Driver noticed that the vehicle was driving roughly. Then, it stalled. Driver was unable to restart vehicle, and it was towed to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that the fuel pump needed to be replaced.

- Billings, MT, USA

problem #5

Nov 242003

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,066 miles
I have a 2001 PT CRUISER. I had an incident in Wisconsin 11/24/03 where my steering wheel locked and could not be unlocked, thus I could not start the car. I had it towed to the dealership the next day. They found nothing wrong. On 2/26/04 the steering column was clicking. I took it to a dealership in St. Louis. The steering column had to be replaced a bearing went out at 38913 miles. Then 8/31/04 I had just pulled into my subdivision after a long trip and the car would rev but did not accelerate. I took it to a local garage due to the mechanics strike at the dealerships. The front pump of the transmission is out and needs a new transmission at 47066 miles. In addition, neither of the two dealerships mentioned a fuel system recalls the were issued in 8/02 and not completed on my car.

- Arnold, MO, USA

problem #4

Sep 192002

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • miles
The vehicles fuel pump recall was not performed due to lack of parts. The dealer did not know when the parts would be available.

- Monument, CO, USA

problem #3

Aug 012002

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 42,420 miles


Gas level sensor gauge broke

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 062002

PT Cruiser

  • miles
Consumer arrived at local daimler/Chrysler dealer to have fuel pump recall performed. The consumer was promised a rental car on the day of repair but when she arrived she was denied the rental. The brake light illuminated when accelerating from a stop. The consumer was unhappy with the customer service.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

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problem #1

Aug 152002

PT Cruiser

  • miles
Consumer states had 2 appts for recall remedy 02V215000 since receiveing notification letter on 08/15/02. Both appts were cxld by dlr who still today advised consumer does not have parts for remedy. 1st appt on 9/10/02-dlr called and cxld. Consumer called back on 10/01/02, dlr advised did not have parts.

- Melville, NY, USA

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