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 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,238 miles

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 052007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 70,450 miles


2001 PT CRUISER (touring edition) the rear seat, middle seat belt does not lock up when the seat belt is pulled/yanked on or the vehicle turns corners. My son at 3 months old went tipping over sideways when I made a left hand turn (less then 15 mph). He was safe and secure in his car seat with matching base, but the whole thing tipped over. I tried manually getting it to lock so the base of my sons car seat would stay in place, but I had no luck. He tipped a few times, so I decided to move the seat closer to the drivers side rear door. So now what" do I keep risking him tipping over or risk him being closer one of the doors"

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #1

Dec 062004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,025 miles
Middle rear saftey belt failed. The rigt rear seat was folded forward. The seat belt jammed and would not allow the seat to be raised. The seat had to be disassembled and a new seat belt installed. This safety device was not covered under warranty.

- Mountain Home, ID, USA

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