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:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 072002

(reported on)

PT Cruiser

  • miles


On 12/6/02 I was traveling 60 mph. I tried to make a lane change and the whole car lost control. The car started rocking side to side for about a mile. The car would not give tranction to the ground. I kept thinking on each rocking motion that the car was going to flip over at any moment. I did not hit the brake for fear this would make the car flip due to the aggressive side to side rocking the car was doing. The steering system seemed to be out. The car felt as it was going to tip over. The car eventually slammed into a concrete embarkment divider on the freeway head-on. The air bags on the car did not deploy. I've had this same problem twice before making lane changes in town but the aggessiveness of the motion was not the same as this highway incident. I'd like this vehicle to be investigated for defectiveness. I'd like the scene of my accident to be invesigated to see the traction marks. I'd like to know of any similar compolaints about this make and model of car. 2001 Chrysler PT CRUISER. I'd like the damages of my car to be compensated for as well as my own injuries and to fix the original problem with this vehicle.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

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