fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,500 miles

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser wheels / hubs problems

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 292006

PT Cruiser

  • miles


Leased a 2005 PT CRUISER convertible, dream cruiser series 4 in November of 2004. First failure of the tires was the passenger side rear tire in August 2006. I was parked somewhere waiting for someone and when they walked back to my car they noticed that I had a bulge in the tire due to a crack in the sidewall. Had to get the very expensive tire (Goodyear - 205/50/17 rs-a) replaced, with only approximately 13,000 miles on the car. Next failure was in October of the same year. Driving at 35 mph at the end of a line of three cars when all three hit the same pothole. The first two cars didn't have a problem, my passenger side front tire completely blew out the sidewall and I had to have an emergency replacement, this time with just under 15,000 miles on the car. Both tire dealerships seemed to casually acknowledge the fact that they had seen several problems with these particular tires on this particular model of car. Dealership didn't know how to handle the problem except to give me a number for Chrysler. Chrysler doesn't deal with tires and they directed me to Goodyear. Goodyear said it was due to road hazards and they were not responsible for any of the costs and completely denied having heard of any other problems with this type of tire.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #3

Sep 152006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
On the incident date, I was traveling on the freeway at about 78 miles an hour (Idaho freeway speed limit is 75). The outside sidewall of the left front tire completely disintegrated causing the tire to come completely apart. It was literally filled with ash from the rubber. The tires are on a 2005 PT CRUISER convertible touring edition and had only 19000 miles on them. They have always been maintained with 36 or more pounds of air and the air pressure has been checked much more often than normal due to the fact that they always looked low. I had just checked the air in them two days before. About 15 miles prior to the tire exploding, the car had a very distinct pull to left which I attributed initially to wind load from the side of the car, apparently it was not wind. These tires are a death trap waiting to happen.

- Heyburn, ID, USA

problem #2

Aug 082005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
Goodyear Eagle rsa P215/50/R17 tires splitting at inner sidewall with only 11,000 miles on them. Dealer nor Goodyear will replace.

- Amelia, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 282005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
The subject tire were on a Chrysler 2003 pt crusier. The first time the car has appx 12000 miles around Jan 2005 on and the two front tires developed bubbles and had to be replaced. The car now has 20000 miles (Jun 2005) and again the two from tire have bubble and need to be replaced. The first time the dealer said the bubbles were caused by goeing thru pot holes which I though logica; at the time. But in less then six months both front tire have bubbles and need to be replace. Is does seem odd that it alway both tire. It seem to me that the tire are defective, the car has a design flaw or the tires are not suitable for this car. The bottom line is that this is a safety hazard and a it is just a mater of time before one of these tire blowout at high spped and kills someone.

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

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