2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews and Owner Comments

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser (12 Reviews)
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Bought car from original couple. When I first bought it started off being a lemon out of Detroit the car has approx. 110,000mi so that is low for a 14 year old car but guess it hates me or I was scammed by crooks. Early one morning had gone to start the PT Cruiser nothing all lights came on dash and made a beep as every car before or after starting up. I took to a shop one of the coils misfired #3 - I got the 02 Sensors, 2 gaskets and bad alternator changed. The doors seems liked this car belonged to the late Herman Munster they just unlock or lock themselves for no reason. Cruise control switched quit working the indicator light starts flashing had checked believed its a malfunction clicking noises from dashboard someone else I've seen on thread had this problem. Engine burns 1qt of oil at every 2,000 miles and lots of sludge buildup blew a heavy white cloud of smoke one day after starting/sputtering. I've taken in too several mechanics no one can't figured out be the problem all tells me just have deal with the problem. Gone to some discounts even called a AutoZone in Las Vegas see could ship parts. This piece of junk had to be towed back to my house was in Buffalo the thing stopped right on freeway. Dash lights not working and speedometer rpms are going crazy kind of freaking me out because the accelerator seems get stuck and engine revs as km goes up/down. Stereo sound full of static - radio doesn't work well all stations would switch themselves there is a problem. I bought the car from couple in their 60s so why in the world is all these problems are happening after bought it or maybe this was a 1st hand the previous owner just has a cursed of me driving vehicle or sold as death car. Well I loss so much just finally left the junk along bought another car this time its all brand new maybe whoever will be buy that thing probably applaud after taking to a junkyard letting the crane crushed as a pancake because that was is going to happen nobody will not put up the PT Cruiser - Junior Problem Child 4 (2015) no longer like with me.
I love my car the only thin is the dash lights only 1\2 are working left side that all
I have a 2001 pt cruiser and thought my car was posessed because my locks would lock and unlock, dome light would go on and off and car would ding indicating that a door was ajar. I was ready to go insane but when my Dad came to visit me he discovered there was a screw in the driver side door that was loose and it was connected to the grounding wire. When he tightened the screw all the clicks, dings and craziness stopped.
About3-4 months ago, while I was driving the door ajar light came on as did the dome light (as it does everytime the warning goes off). So, I pulled over and opened/closed all doors including the hatch. This did not help at all! Every time I drive the car it constantly DINGs and the door aj light comes on and the locks lock and unlock themselves! It's like my car is possessed! I have found nothing to help this situation. Also, the radio display sometimes works, but mostly I have to guess what station I am on. Setting the alarm in a no-go. When the car is off and you lock all the doors (by remote, key, or manually) within minutes the alarm starts screaming! So, I cant even lock my car. This is very upsetting. I really need help. I love my cruiser, but this is ridiculous :(
DOORS LOCK AND UNLOCK BY THEMSELVES - DOME LIGHTS COME ON BY THEMSELVES - CLICKING NOISES IN DASHBOARD - MECHANIC CANNOT FIND REASONS - HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I PURCHASED MY FIRST CHYSLER PRODUCT WHICH WAS THE 2001 PT CRUISER (NEW), AFTER THE SECOND RE-TOOLING TOOK PLACE. I FIND THAT THE A/C DRAGS ON THE ENGINE POWER, THE INSIDE SEATS= MATERAL DID SHOW OVER PULLING OR STRETCHING WHICH RUINED THE MATERIAL, THE APPEARANCE SHOWS BUMPS/STRESS ON ALL AREAS OF EACH SEAT, THE MAJOR FLOOR RUG WAS NEVER PLACED FLAT ON THE FLOOR, SHOWS MUCH BUNCHING AND TERRIBLE WORKMANSHIP...THE ORIGINAL BRAKES LASTED LONGER THAN MOST, THE BACK DOOR (HATCH) RUSTED OUT AT THE BOTTOM QUICKLY EVEN THOUGH THE CAR WAS IN THE GARGAGE AND WAS TAKEN CARE OF, TO THIS DAY THE ONLY WAY I CAN SHUT THE HATCH DOOR IS BY USING TAPE ACROSS THE BOTTOM SO I DON'T CUT MYSELF ON THE RUSTED AREAS WHICH STRETCH ACROSS THE BOTTOM. THE REPAIR JOB FOR THIS DOOR= $3,000, SO IT IS NOT WORTH THE MONEY. THEY DID NOT LEAVE ENOUGH ROOM BETWEEN THE RUBBER FOR THE WATER TO ESCAPE...I NOW HAVE 100,000 ON THE CAR, I JUST REPLACED THE BRAKES & SHOCKS, I ALWAYS HAD TO ADD EXTRA OIL PRIOR TO THE ACTUAL CHANGING DATE,I AM NOT BURNING OIL AND DRIVE APPROX. 75 MILES PER WEEK. I USE FULL SYN. OIL SO I DO NOT HAVE TO CHANGE IT AS OFTEN, BUT I STILL HAVE TO ADD THE OIL ANYWAY. I WILL NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER CHYSLER PRODUCT..DISAPPOINTED..
I bought this car after seeing it at the Milwaukee Auto Show in summer of 2000. Had to wait a while because they hadn't gone into production yet. Love the car! After nearly 10 years and 206,000 miles, I finally had to do a "major" repair - timing belt broke. Still has the original clutch which works fine, though probably will have to replace this year. Suspension is getting a little soft, too. Must be the miles....
Bought our 2001 Cruzer in 2003, it had 60,000 miles on her. Now it has 182,756 and still going strong. Timing belt broke, had to replace the motor mounts, front ball joints, most of the front suspension. As we are keeping this car forever I plan on fixing all that goes wrong. I am 6' 5" tall and I'm very comfortable in this car I love it.
Have a 2001 and I am having trouble finding the transmission module part. Car is still under warranty.
We bought our 2001 PT Cruiser Limited, in 2004, with 40,000 miles on it. The only problem we had was we had to put a Transaxle Control Module TCM in it, it kept stopping at any speed. At first we thought it was the Brakes, but they were all replaced with the best we could buy, then Chrysler said it needed a new Transmission, with a cost of $2,600, but I read on the internet of somebody having that same problem,and they discovered it to be the TCM, we replaced it for a cost of $300. We love our car and will never part with it. It gets great gas mileage, very comfortable seats, very good looking little sports car. Couldn't ask for a better car.
many many problems. Chysler poor support.
I have a 2001 PT Cruiser-engine mount problems, steering gear problems, electrical problems and the list goes on. Every time I take my car to the dealership for regular maintenance, I end up sending a whopping $800.00. I will never by another Chrysler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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