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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

A defective turn signal lever (multifunction switch) can cause erratic operation of the turn signals and other exterior lights. Depending on the fault, a dead battery could result. Our technicians recommend replacing the failed switch.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Certain 2001-2005 models were recalled because the high pressure power steering hose could contact the transaxle differential cover and wear prematurely, causing a fluid leak. A Damaged hose should be replaced and correctly routed to prevent future damage. For more information on the recall, please click here»

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

A click heard when turning the steering wheel may be solved by aligning the steering column or installing revised parts in the column (requires removal of the steering column).

Miscellaneous -- Verified

If the front door windows bind, become loose, or come off the window track, the problem may be fixed with a door glass adjustment. Window regulator replacement is not usually needed.

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 12, 2000

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The information on how to secure a car seat properly using tether anchors using step by step, illustrated procedures is missing. Improper attachment of child seat tether straps to vehicle tether anchors could cause a child safety issue in a collision. Owners were sent an addendum to the owners manual that addresses tether strap installation.

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Body, Interior & Misc., November 4, 2002

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The right rear anchor wire for a child safety seat may be too large. As a result, a safety seat using an anchor cable may not latch correctly, which can increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will inspect and re-size the anchor wire.

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Engine, August 12, 2002

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The fuel pump module mounting flange could leak fuel in the event of a rollover crash. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak may result in a fire. Dealers will install a secondary seal over the fuel pump module to correct this issue.

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Engine, August 12, 2002

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A fuel leak may develop, which may cause the fuel supply line to contact one of the air conditioning service ports. Chafing of the line could result in a fuel leak, which may cause a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel line and add a retainer or replace the line if necessary.

 

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Suspension & Steering, September 20, 2004

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The power steering pressure hose may contact the automatic transaxle, potentially damaging the hose. An underhood fire could result from the leaking fluid. Dealers will inspect the power steering pressure hose and retain or replace it as necessary.

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions and Answers

silverstreak, 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, West Sacramento, CA

how do I change the thermostat on a 2002 PT Cruiser

eihenry, 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, West Palm Beach, FL

Can't find estimate for power sttering switch for 2001 P.T. cruiser - can you help?Dealership has given me an estimate of $110.95 Is this in the right range?

kingjazdo, 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Wesley Chapel, FL

sitting at a stop light and car just died. No power to the car at all. Checked the battery and it still had power. Tried to jump it and and no responce. No lights no nothing inside the car any ideas

Cruiser_1, 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Neshkoro, WI

43,586 trouble free miles. Car misfires and goes to complete stall. Rest for 5 minutes and will re-start. Runs fair and advances to good for indefine period. Returns to problem. Runs good at sh...

butchvw7, 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Martinsburg, PA

heated seat on pass side comes on by itself a few times a week & can not be turned off.i replaced the switch on the seat & the relay under the dash.no change.

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

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..

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