Common problems with PT Cruisers include cracked dashboards, tire air leakage, engine problems and air-conditioning problems, according to CarComplaints.com. Owners report the most problems with the 2001 and 2006 models.
Among 2001 models, complaints about the car’s interior and wheels occur most frequently. The most commonly reported problem is a cracked dashboard, which resulted in a recall of the 2001 model. Another common problem is the car’s chrome rims, which frequently cause air leakage in the tires.
The 2006 model suffers most commonly from engine stalls and shutoffs, including while the car is driving. Other drivers report problems with the car’s air conditioning system, including rough idling while the air-conditioning is on and other general function issues.