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 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,406 miles

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser fuel system problems

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #9

Apr 272010

PT Cruiser

  • 63,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact received recall notice id number: 02V214000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) and had the vehicle towed to the dealer for the recall repairs. The dealer stated that because the fuel line was missing from the vehicle, they were unable to perform the recall repairs. The contact stated that since he was in possession of the recall notice which was addressed to him that he should be able to have the recall repairs performed on the vehicle. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that they would escalate his request. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileages were 63,000.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #8

Aug 192009

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • miles
2001 Chrysler PT CRUISER had a hole in fuel line. The consumers wife was driving home, when she smelled gas. The consumer opened the hood and saw fuel coming from the fuel line that was rubbing against the air conditioner pipe and fitting. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed there was a recall regarding this issue and according to their records, the recall was performed in 2002. The consumer stated either the recall was never done or the recall fix did not work and is seeking reimbursement for the new fuel line that was installed.

- Glen Mills, PA, USA

problem #7

Jan 312004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 47,000 miles
Fuel line had previously been secured with nylon ties to prevent chafing against ac lines. However, fuel line rubbed against housing of outside air filter where it meets the firewall. This chafed the housing material and eventually caused a hole in it. The edge of this hole subsequently wore through the fuel line and caused fuel to spray into engine compartment. No fire resulted. Repaired buy splicing a fitting into the fuel line at the point of the leak.

- Aptos, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 222003

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles


2001 PT CRUISER -- known issue involving fuel line chaffing against metal ac lines. Vehicle was sent to dealer for recall, several months later the fuel line leaks anyway and causes moderate damage via engine fire. Fuel explosion occurred upon switching off the ignition after the vehicle was parked.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 052002

PT Cruiser

  • 18,653 miles
Fuel line rubbed on ac line and wore through plastic cover and hose was leaking gas. Dealer said that the line was on back order from manufacturer. On new model there is a clip to locate the line away from other parts. A check of a friends car shows wear to the plastic cover also. Since this could cause a fire, I think cars should be checked for wear and repaired by Chrysler. ***dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis****760343***

- Tampa, FL, USA

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problem #4

Mar 172003

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
2001 PT CRUISER...failure of daimler Chrysler and medved Chrysler in castle rock co. To timely and properly advise us of the nature of the defect and make the necessary repairs in a timely manner. I sent a detailed letter on 3/18/03 to nhsta, ODI with the exact sequence of events. Please provide an email address and I will be glad to email it to you.

- Monument, CO, USA

problem #3

Nov 012002

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • miles


The fuel line rubbed against the metal air conditioning line which caused the air condition line to become chafed, there was a recall regarding the issue, however the vehicle identification number was not included.

- Boothwyn, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012002

PT Cruiser

  • miles
Consumer states that fuel line rubs against metal air conditioning line and is chafing. Has not yet resulted in fuel leakage. Related recall 02V214000, consumer's V.I.N. is not included.

- Boothwyn, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 052002

PT Cruiser

  • miles
Fuel line is resting on the metal air conditioning line and consumer constantly smells gasoline from vehicle.

- York, PA, USA

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