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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,969 miles

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser steering problems

steering problem

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

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problem #3

Jun 302003

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 31,000 miles


2001 Chrysler PT CRUISER: The battery light keeps coming on. I've taken to dealer four time now for that problem. Had the battery replaced twice. Had the regulator in the computer replaced. I am still having problems. The transmission had to be replaced. It is a manual transmission. Had the clutch replaced. All of this due to faulty parts! the vehicle keeps pulling to the right. Had it fixed once and it still pulls. The date entered is when everything started.

- Whiteland, IN, USA

problem #2

Nov 202001

PT Cruiser

  • 7,525 miles
Car pulls to the right and vibration. Dealer has switched tires from front to back, side to side, and have replaced 4 original tires and 7 additional tires. Dealer still claims it is a tire problem instead of something is wrong with vehicle. Vehicle still has a pull and vibration. Steering column squeaks. Steering column replace, lubed and still have a squeak. ***dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12-12-02 cut over to artemis***763033

- Plain City, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 062002

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
The consumer hit a cement divider head on, on the drivers side. The steering and wheel traction had gone out, also the air bags did not deploy. Refer ODI #770588, 1006108 scc

- Vallejo, CA, USA

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