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Front Suspension Wheel Bearing Problems of Chrysler Pt Cruiser - part 1



Chrysler Pt Cruiser owners have reported 43 problems related to front suspension wheel bearing (under the suspension category).

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 1
Failure Date: 09/29/2012

The front wheel bearings are shot and dangerous. Several thousand others are having the same problem.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2010 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2
Failure Date: 09/14/2012

Front wheel bearings failed, making loud growling noise, especially with steering wheel turned on interstate clover leaf exit/entrance ramps. Internet search shows this is a common problem with Pt Cruisers.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 3
Failure Date: 08/04/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The contact stated that the front drivers side wheel bearings were being replaced for a third time. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer to have the repairs performed on each occasion, but was never given a reason as to why the failures occurred. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 67,432.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2009 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 4
Failure Date: 07/06/2011

The contact owns a 2009 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle exhibited a loud noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the front driver and passenger side wheel bearings and hubs needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the technician verified that the wheel bearing and hubs were defective once again. In addition, the contact stated that she had to replace the battery on three different occasions within a very small time frame. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 42,000 and the current mileage was 69,000.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 5
Failure Date: 06/13/2011

I have a 2002 pt. Cruiser I have had to replace the right side front control arm bushings and wheel bearings and now I am having to replace the left side control arm bushing and wheel bearing with in a month of each other. This is for the second time in 3 years I also think this is to often for them to be replaced and the manufacture should do something about this before someone get hurt.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 6
Failure Date: 08/05/2010

I have owned a 2005 Pt Cruiser for only two months and it has only 53,000 miles on it. Today I found out that both the front wheel bearing have to be replaced and will cost 565. 00. From what I am reading,this is a very common problem and maybe should be made a recall!! this could be very dangerous if not found and corrected. One of mine wasn't even making any noise but there was quite a bit of play in the tire. Very dangerous!.


car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 7
Failure Date: 08/04/2010

Thumping noise followed by loss of brakes in a short distance (30 miles) wheel bearing failure which damaged axel and destroyed brakes' brakes and axel and bearing replaced on drivers side - now passenger side is defective too and needs replacement - car has only 30k miles- bearings are sealed type,cannot be relubed, car is 2005 Chrysler p t cruiser convertible.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 8
Failure Date: 05/24/2009

Have had to replace rt frt wheel bearing 3 times, starting @ approx 35k miles & now only 65k miles. Wheel bearings should last much longer. It has only been 3 mo & 10k since last time replaced.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 9
Failure Date: 04/03/2009

Two Pt Cruisers, 02-03, both needing tie rods, control arms, watts linkage, wheel bearings at around or less then 50,000 miles. Basically the entire suspension needed to be replaced. This is unheard of.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 10
Failure Date: 01/21/2009

Left side front wheel bearing failure. I regret not having saved the broken bearing. The failure occurred at slow speed while making a left turn and was signaled by a vary loud crunching sound. It was sudden and severe enough that we determined it need immediate repair. We consider ourselves lucky this occurred as we pulled off a four lane highway. Our previous speed had been about 60 mph. This car has had regular maintenance had been serviced at the Chrysler dealer with in the past three months.


 
car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 11
Failure Date: 11/30/2008

Both front wheel bearings failed at less than 70,000 miles, causing excessive wear on tie rod ends, that could have led to tie rod failure and loss of vehicle control. This 2004 Pt Cruiser was maintained under the Chrysler maintenance schedule which brings into question why both front wheel bearings should fail at this low a mileage. Either the scheduled maintenance was done improperly at some point in time, or the bearing assemblies were defective. At this time there are no service letters that address the parts maintenance or replacements due to wear, normal or otherwise.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 12
Failure Date: 07/07/2008

Vehicle only had 40k miles and both front wheel bearings are bad. These vehicles are notorious for front wheel bearing failure. This could result in diminished or no steering control. Safety or defect recall should be considered by Chrysler.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 13
Failure Date: 05/12/2008

My 2004 Pt Cruiser on the way back from florida just out of the blue, started making horrible front end noise and started shaking violently. I made it to our local dealer only to discover that the both front wheel bearings went bad. It had 36,274 miles on it. The dealer wouldn't do anything about it, so I called Chrysler and they wouldn't do anything about it. I researched the problem and thousands of people are having the same problems, some resulting in crashes. In my opinion since this problem is so wide spread there should be a safety issue recall. Thanks, for your time. John palmer.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 14
Failure Date: 04/12/2008

Replacing both front wheel bearings on 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser limited turbo at 33900 miles. Noise started at 33600 miles. Way too early to have to replace bearings on any vehicle under normal driving conditions. I looked up "pt cruiser wheel bearings" on google and found a forum on topix. Com and discovered that there are so many other pt owners with the same issue. My mechanic told me that the wheel assembly is really loose due to the bearing failure. I have never owned another vehicle that needed bearings replaced before 100,000 miles. I believe Chrysler should be responsible for their product and do a recall of the bearing-hub-knuckle joint assembly. Updated 10/17/08.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 15
Failure Date: 04/12/2008

Front wheel bearing replace two times.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 16
Failure Date: 03/17/2008

The front wheel bearings are squealing and need replaced. The dealer said that it was normal. . . They expect to replace them all at about 50,000 miles. They quoted $550 per axle, the bearings are $60 if not from the dealer!!! should be no reason for wheel bearings to be "typical replacement" items! 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser, 55,000 miles, garage stored.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 17
Failure Date: 03/06/2008

Front wheel bearings are shot with just 56,000 miles.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 18
Failure Date: 03/01/2008

Wheel vibration and loose steering then grinding noise; found both front wheel bearing bad on 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser - mileage is 15, 600; waiting for repair at dealer - estimate of $500 - $600 to repair plus alignment costs.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 19
Failure Date: 03/01/2008

Wheel bearing on 2004 Pt Cruiser with 28,000 went bad.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 20
Failure Date: 03/01/2008

Front wheel bearings on bth sides failed after 40k miles, lower control arm bushings failed at 30k miles.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 21
Failure Date: 02/19/2008

I just found out that I have to replace both the right and left front hub bearings on my 2003 Pt Cruiser. The dealership is charging me $600 to do the job. I have 69k miles on the car and Chrysler says it is normal wear and tear and is not covered under the 7/70k warranty. . . . So I searched the internet and to my surprise I found out I am not the only Pt Cruiser owner with this problem. . . . I searched for front hub bearings for a Pt Cruiser and found many complaints about the defective bearings. . . . The bearings are supposed to be a sealed bearing and never require maintenance. . . . This is a safety issue and needs to be addressed by Chrysler by issuing a recall and pay to fixed the problem. . . And repay the customers who had to have the bearings replaced. . . . The dealership even stated to me that it was a safety hazard and the bearings needed replacement. . . . With only 69k miles on the car and others with fewer miles this should not happen on a new car. . . Myself and my family was not injured by an accident , but I wonder how many people have been injured from this defect???. . . . Any help would greatly be appreciated. . . . Thank you michael g kelly.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 22
Failure Date: 02/08/2008

Both front bearings failing in 2003 Pt Cruiser. . . Have been getting progressively worse over the past year.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 23
Failure Date: 02/05/2008

Both front wheel bearings on my wife's 2004 pt cruser with less than 40k miles went bad.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 24
Failure Date: 02/01/2008

Right front wheel bearing is bad after only 20,000 miles on my Pt Cruiser. . Read more...

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 25
Failure Date: 01/17/2008

Front wheel bearings failed at 71,000 miles.

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