really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,788 miles

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problem #4

May 042019

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that while driving at 45 mph in heavy traffic, the brake pedal was depressed to slow down however the brakes failed to stop the vehicle. As a result, the contact rear ended another vehicle. The contact sustained skin rash and mouth damage due to the substance that came out of the air bag upon deployment. The contact also sustained bruises and knee injuries that required medical attention. The front seat passenger sustained neck and back injuries that required medical attention. The driver from the other vehicle did not sustain any injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a tow lot where the failure was diagnosed by an independent mechanic as the service brake tube failing and the ball joint was detached. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #3

May 132015

PT Cruiser

  • 107,000 miles
I was driving through town when I smelled something like rubber burning, saw smoke billowing out from passenger front side of car. I immediately pulled off of road, turned car off & looked to see what was causing this. No leaks of any kind. My mechanic is in the process of repairing my pt. The front passenger brake seized & burned up my caliper, rotor & brake pads. It was so hot, it literally melted parts. I came close to a major fire & it was a good thing I was not on a highway. I hope this does not happen again. I do not know if there were any recalls on this vehicle due to brake problems- but I would like to know as I feel this is a major safety issue.

- Odessa, MO, USA

problem #2

Aug 142008

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 31,836 miles
I had my 2007 PT CRUISER for 6 months and the horn would stick and not turn off. The steering wheel and airbag were defective and replaced. My front brakes and rotors also had to be replaced at this time.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #1

Apr 262012

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 19,318 miles
I was driving the car and the car started pulling and making a scraping noise, I took the car into Chrysler and they did an oil change and said I'd need brakes and had worn shocks> I told them I thought that was unusual for a car with only 19K on it. I told them I wanted a second opinion, I took the car that day to midas, they confirmed the right break was shot and was the rotor but the rest were fine, and the shock was not worn but leaking. I called Chrysler and told them they were mistaken and if they were doing there job they would have notice that a month earlier when the car was in there for tire rotation. The brakes were R fixed for $354 and Chrysler wanted me to send the receipt when they quickly denied. The car has a lifetime warranty on it, and I understand the 1yr etc on brakes..but if I drove the car normally it would have shown up, ,and this was not wear (I kept the used parts) and the shocks not worn. I bought the car brand new and wondering if it was damaged on the lot or something...

- San Diego, CA, USA