definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,068 miles

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012012

PT Cruiser

  • 59,000 miles


When replacing front brake pads on my 2005 PT CRUISER, turbo, I noticed one front rotor had excessive wear, so I needed to purchase two new rotors. I went to O'reilly's auto parts store, and they had everything in stock. After replacing one rotor, I attempted to install the brake pads into the brake pad bracket, but they wouldn't go over the new rotor. After comparing the old rotors to the new ones, I noticed the new ones were much thicker that the old rotors. I went back to O' reilly's with both set of rotors thinking they gave me the wrong rotors. At O' reilly's after looking through thier manuals, they told me that the rotors they gave me are the correct rotors. After further investigation it comes out that my 2005 turbo PT CRUISER has non- turbo brake parts on it. The rotors, pads, and brake pad brackets are for a standard cruiser. I think Chrysler should be notified, and install the all the correct brake parts that belong on my pt turbo.

- Santee, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 242005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,136 miles
I have a Chrysler 2005 PT CRUISER. It has been the shop four times now for the same thing. On Nov. 5, 2005 the brakes failed, the car acted like it was stuck in gear. It went to the shop by wrecker. I got the car back on Nov 9, 2005 no problem was found with the car, was told it runs beautiful. On Nov. 30, 2005 going home stopping in traffic the brakes failed again, almost hit a truck in front of me. It is right not setting at a Chrysler dealership and they called me this morning and said the car is running fine and no problem was found. This car is very unsafe. I have rode around for a week with a co-Pilot in it and nothing show up on that. I have lost over 100 miles per tank in gas mileage. No Chrysler dealer can seem to find what is wrong with this car. What can I do.

- Laporte, TX, USA

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