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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,547 miles

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser wheels / hubs problems

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 052016

PT Cruiser

  • 74,208 miles


Arizonian allseason silver addition 215/50/R17 seperating at seams 2 of 4 tires costing me over $200 to replace tires are less than 6000 miles and less than 4 yrs old rated for 60-75,000 miles sold to me by americas discount tire in redding California. Vehicle always garaged (2 tires with same issue replaced and I do not trust other 2 tires)

- Sun City, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 172012

PT Cruiser

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler PT CRUISER equipped with Goodyear Eagle ls tires, size P195/65/R15. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the steering wheel would shake violently. The contact rotated the front tires from the front to the rear of the vehicle. After the rotation, he noticed that the rear of the vehicle would bounce when driving at various speeds. The contact removed both rear tires and noticed that the tread was separating from the middle of the tire to the outside. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 32,000. The current mileage was approximately 58,000. The VIN was not available.

- East Wareham, MA, USA

problem #3

Feb 202009

PT Cruiser

  • 30,076 miles
Defective tire good year assurance tripletred.can not determine the age of the tire.missing ia last portion of age of tire.shows only dot M6C6 tpmr and the year of production is missing of the sidewall.I take pictures as well. I believe this is a defective tire and I am contacting NHTSA.thank you.regards

- Schiller Park, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 282009

PT Cruiser

  • 37,400 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The vehicle has Goodyear Eagle tires. The contact stated that the steel belted radial separated from one of the tires and left a hole. The front passenger side tire flattened. He took the vehicle to a Goodyear tire store and they would not honor the warranty because of the hole. The Goodyear store stated that the contact's driving and failure to have the tires aligned properly caused the failure. The manufacturer issued a claim number and sent him to another Goodyear tire store. The VIN, tire size, and dot number were unknown. The failure mileage was 37,400.

- Springfield, MA, USA

problem #1

May 112008

PT Cruiser

  • 44,052 miles
I have had this 2006 PT CRUISER for over a year and a half. Within that year and a half, I have now had to replace the tires, brakes. The air conditioner just went out. This car has been horrible. I can't blow the horn without pounding it. The lamp assemblies hold moisture, the thing drinks gas and right now with gas prices this is a problem. Yet, nobody wants me to trade it because it isn't worth a penny because nobody wants them. They need to recall the fact they lied on the stickers about gas mileage. I may get 17 miles per gallon. Horrible car. I hope people stop buying them until they fix the problems they already have.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

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