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
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
97,350 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. computer problem/replaced that computer (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 192009

PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,037 miles


It Can be fixed But what a pain in the A*%. Nothing but problems with this car ...from the rims to the transmission Solenoid.AHHHHHH

- Warren W., Burlington, ON, Canada

problem #2

Mar 262009

PT Cruiser Limited Edition 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles

My Transmission won't shift out of second. It happened about three years ago with less than 50,000 m. The dealership replaced the module? I drove it two days and back to the shop for a sensor? SURE! Two costs with one transmission. Now it is happening again at 130,000 miles. Just broke in good right? I am the only one who has ever driven this car. I have serviced it regularly and now I am stranded. Nobody will touch the transmission but the dealership?

- Deborah S., Lucedale, MS, US

problem #1

Jan 262007

(reported on)

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

I was unable to shift out of low gear and the dealership was less than helpful in diagnosing it and then it was very expensive... my car is low mileage and I don't abuse it at all. I believe this was something that should not have happened!

- Julieann E., Portland, OR, US

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