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:
61,258 miles

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 202014

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 84,000 miles


While driving the down the highway, the entire rear quarter window on the passenger side including the frame and the glass separated from the body of my vehicle and went into the roadway. This is already a recall issue for the 2005 and 2006 models of the PT CRUISER, but since it is not an existing recall issue with the 2001 models Chrysler refused to replace the window that fell out or the remaining rear quarter window on the drivers side, which could potentially do the same thing at some point. Fortunately, the window that fell off my car didn't injure anyone, but it certainly seems like a pretty serious road hazard.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 222008

PT Cruiser

  • miles
After purchasing my 2001 Chrysler PT CRUISER 4 years ago within the past 2 months my dashboard has started to crack. It began w/ the air vent @ the windshield and not even 2 months later it has reached to the edge of the dash closer to the driver. I have noticed that there has been plenty of same issues regarding this same issue.

- Somerdale, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 052003

PT Cruiser

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that the window rattles whenever the vehicle is being driven. The diagnosis was that the window was not sealed and the bolts were pulled from the frame. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 07V149000 (visibility:glass, side/rear). The current mileage was 90,000 and failure mileage was 60,000.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 152008

PT Cruiser

  • 101,033 miles
We have a 2001 Chrysler PT CRUISER. While driving on a freeway, the rear left wing window fell out and was run over by the vehicle following us. Fortunately, no one was hurt but it could have caused a serious accident. There is a recall on the 2005 model for this very problem (07V149000). Our local dealer told us to take up the issue of repair with Chrysler, which we did, and they replied that they would not honor the recall for our model year, even though it is exactly the same problem. Therefore, I want to file a complaint so that the official record shows that the same problem does indeed exist in earlier models.

- Hot Springs Village, AR, USA

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