really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
69,700 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace chrome wheels (4 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 222014

PT Cruiser 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,500 miles


I have had repeated air leaks, flats >20 times. I take my car to Tire Discounters & they tell me this problem is frequently reported, an ongoing issue, an employee said he had this problem & finally had to have all 4 rims replaced. I have been told about this issue many times, not just from Tire Discounters but from other service centers. Funny, the dealer never told me about this problem with the rims when I had my car in for service!

Lately, I've had more frequent low tires & flats. I took the car in for service on 10/22/14 & was told I cannot wait any longer to replace the rims for safety reasons. I had waited as long as possible due to financial reasons. Another 2 people told my husband @ work that they have constant air leaks from their tires & flats from the PT cruiser. I will forward this site.

I hope more people will lodge complaints about this but it is doubtful Chrysler will do anything about this until people are injured or killed. Thank You for this opportunity report this.

- Diana L., Loveland, OH, US

problem #5

Apr 112011

PT Cruiser Limited 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,987 miles

where did chrysler get these wheels they must got a real good deal on them they should have a recall on these wheels ,heard they have a lot of problems on the pt cruisers, now I know why they are in the situation their in right now tired of paying high dollar for 25 cent work.

- Terry S., New Castle, IN, US

problem #4

May 022011

PT Cruiser Limited 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,561 miles

the chrome keeps peeling on the inside of the wheel causing the tire to leak around the bead just paid 150 dollars for a new tire chrysler should replace the wheels on all pt cruisers heard they are all like that

- Terry S., New Castle, IN, US

problem #3

Oct 222007

(reported on)

PT Cruiser Limited 3.2L

  • Manual transmission
  • 47,000 miles


Chrome peeling off the wheels...why pay for chrome wheels when they peel in a few years. Really poor design flaw

- Brent F., Shalimar, FL, US

problem #2

Oct 112007

(reported on)

PT Cruiser Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

Purchased this car used with about 30-35,000 miles. Was in good condition and appeared well maintained but over the first 6-9 months we had four flat tires and multiple low pressure problems and rapid tire wear. Extended warranty did not cover tires/rims and, although this clearly seems to be a manufacturing problem, we could get no relief from Chrysler. We could not even by used rims because we were told that junk yards destroyed them and sold the metal for scrap rather than risk selling a "defective" rim. Would have hoped that Chrysler would be a better corporate citizen than junk dealers. Chrysler didn't manufacture the wheels, they buy them from a supplier, but they should take responsibility. They seem to think that most buyers of this model are less inclined to make an issue of problems than younger consumers. A shameful way to treat the "experienced" consumers of their products. I have owned or leased a number of Chrysler products and I like the PT Cruiser but I doubt I will ever purchase a Chrysler product again. I wonder if that was worth the $200-300 it would have cost them to fix it?

- Robert N., Bloomsburg, PA, US

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problem #1

Jun 062006

(reported on)

PT Cruiser

  • 39,000 miles

I noticed the chrome starting to peel up a bit this winter. It is peeling from the inside to the outside of the rim. And two of the Chrome caps have fallen off. Have no idea where or when they disappeared. I'm very fussy about my cars and keep them washed all winter long, to keep road salt off of them. I love everything else about this car, and one of the reasons I purchased this one was the attractivness of the chrome rims... I went to a dealer in Meadville, Pa.... they was going to check to see what could be done, have never heard back from them. Went to a dealer in Cortland, Ohio, and all they said could be done was to "sell" me some new or used rims. I feel this is totally wrong due to the fact the car is only 4 years old... I feel that the wheels should be replaced by Chrysler...

- Lawrence H., Conneaut Lake, PA, US

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