Suspension Noise Problems of Chrysler Pt Cruiser
Chrysler Pt Cruiser owners have reported 6 problems linked to suspension noise (under the suspension category).
#1 - Suspension Noise problem of the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser
The car involved was a 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The VIN of this Pt Cruiser is 3C4FY58B12_. The car makes a cracking sound when you turn or goes over bumps sound like its coming from from of car possible front suspension. This issue happened on Dec. 3, 2012.
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#2 - Suspension Noise problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser
The car involved is a 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. At 23,021 miles my 2005 Pt Cruiser had the lower left control arm replaced (8/28/2007). Seven months later, I experienced the same problem with the car (clunking noise when going over bumps). I took the car back to the dealer and they replaced the other lower control arm on 3/25/08 at 27834 miles. I had the front brakes replaced at 38,033 miles and at 60,349 miles. I have read many complaints in online forums from people with similar problems with this model and brake wear has been reported due to front wheel bearing issues. My car is now at 62,570 and I am having the same clunking noise in the front when hitting a bump along with a loud noise upon braking at high speeds. I am highly concerned about my safety in this vehicle now. Many people have reported the same issue. This is a safety and life threatening issue and Chrysler nees to do something about this vehicle. Prior to this car, I owned a 2001 Pt Cruiser and had the control arms replaced in that car before 40000 miles. There has to be some defect with this vehicle. Please address this issue for the safety of anyone driving in these vehicles. A wheel bearing breaking while driving is a serious issue! see complaints at sites below. Thank you. This issue happened on 08/28/07.. Read more...
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#3 - Suspension Noise problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser
The car involved is a 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. Rear suspension part broke. Bell crank broke causing a loud knocking noise. Dealer said that futher driving could have resulted in back suspension falling of of car in a catastophic failure. This issue happened on Thursday, March 20, 2003.
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#4 - Suspension Noise problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. Rear suspension made up of many links with grommets inside them that wear out prematurely and make a loud clanging banging noise. I thought it was my spare tire w/o air and did not get to the dealer before the 36,000 mile warranty expired (plus this dealer does not really repair things). Local mechanic got ahold of local dealer who is very familiar with this very frequent problem. Either it is a poor design or the supplier blew it but it is goddawful and I am fearful of failure. It was Saturday, May 1, 2004 when this suspension noise issue occurred.
#5 - Suspension Noise problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser
The car was a 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The VIN of the car is 3C4FY4BB91_. Bell crank connecting watts links. Bushing wears out before 40k miles creating loud clunking noises at rear suspension. And this suspension is highlighted on Chrysler web site as a feature, not a failure. Repair is $315. 05, part available. Should at least be under warranty. Many failures noted on owner forums. Also own second pt at 30k miles and it is showing (hearing) symptoms. This suspension noise problem happened on 06/02/05.
#6 - Suspension Noise problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser
The vehicle is a 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The VIN of the problem Pt Cruiser is 3C4FY4BB41_. Rear suspension bushings wore out at 40,000 mi and now again at 75,000 causing the rear end to bounce and sway uncontrollable at high speeds (45-65 mph). Indication of worn bushings: loud clunking noise in rear end. This issue happened on Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2004.
Other Suspension related problems of Chrysler Pt Cruiser:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problems||43|
|Front Suspension Lower Control Arm problems||33|
|Front Suspension Control Arm problems||28|
|Front Suspension problems||10|
|Front Suspension Hub problems||8|
|Suspension Noise problems||6|
|Rear Suspension problems||5|
|Sway Bar problems||3|
|Front Suspension Stabilizer Bar problems||2|
|Front Suspension Lower Ball Joint problems||2|
|Multiple Axle Suspension problems||1|
|Rear Axle Spindle problems||1|
|Grinding Noise problems||1|
|Front Suspension Upper Ball Joint problems||1|