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2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

642 problems have been reported for the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system with 70 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure (60 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser in the United States are 177,635 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Chrysler Pt Cruiser owners in the last 16 years is 642, and the age of the vehicle is 16, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 642 / 177,635 / 16 * 1000 = 0.23.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Chrysler Pt Cruiser model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser in 2001.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2001
1
  2002
61
  2003
52
  2004
72
  2005
64
  2006
61
  2007
63
  2008
45
  2009
27
  2010
19
  2011
14
  2012
11
  2013
20
  2014
23
  2015
14
  2016
9
  2017
10

small car iamge Compare the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Chrysler Pt Cruiser, the following table can be used to compare the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser with the Chrysler Pt Cruiser from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2001 Pt Cruiser is 642 while the average number of problems reported for the 10 model years of the Chrysler Pt Cruiser is 284.

Table 3. Compare the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2010 Pt Cruiser
20
  2009 Pt Cruiser
134
  2008 Pt Cruiser
146
  2007 Pt Cruiser
167
  2006 Pt Cruiser
446
  2005 Pt Cruiser
274
  2004 Pt Cruiser
228
  2003 Pt Cruiser
261
  2002 Pt Cruiser
528
  2001 Pt Cruiser
642


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