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 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,702 miles

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser lights problems

lights problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Feb 152006

PT Cruiser

  • 79,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler PT CRUISER. While driving at any speed, the exterior lights dimmed and occasionally the headlights would shut off. Currently, the fog lights remain illuminated and cause the battery to fail. He also stated that by retapping the directional lights would make the other lights brighter. He has replaced the battery. He was informed by the dealer that there were no recalls and the vehicle was out of warranty. The current mileage was 109,000 and failure mileage was 79,000.

- Bow, NH, USA

problem #1

May 012008

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
2001 Chrysler PT CRUISER. Bad multi function switch causes fog lights to stay on when vehicle is off and run the battery down completely.

- Bell Buckle , TN, USA

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