Notes: The 2006 is the worst year for PT Cruiser engine complaints. Having an engine light on is annoying, but it's the complaints about the engine shutting-off while driving that really have us concerned.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,528 miles

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

May 072009

PT Cruiser

  • 55 miles


My 2006 PT CRUISER was making noises and then it started jerking in just as I got off on the exit my transmission when out on it meaning that it started leaking fluids at the bottom of the car it didn't give me a warning or nothing.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #1

May 012007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler PT CRUISER. While driving 40 mph, the contact attempted to downshift from fourth to third gear. The stick went forward, but the transmission did not shift. The vehicle failed to slow down and crashed into a sign. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they were unable to duplicate the failure. The current mileage was 23,523 and failure mileage was 17,000.

- Bristol, CT, USA

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