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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
750 miles

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 202011

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler PT CRUISER with cooper dominator all season 55 tires, line size (P205/55/R16). The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle exhibited a loud noise as the contact lost control of the vehicle. The sidewalls of the front driver side tire separated, causing the wires to protrude from the tire. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the failure was confirmed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The tires were replaced. The failure and current mileage was 15,000. Updated 07/20/11 the tire was replaced at the consumers expense. Updated 08/29/11

- Punta Gorda , FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 022001

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Goodyear Eagle ls 16 in tires are separating from the sidewall, dot #npt2bmdr.

- Warshaw, MO, USA

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