2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Problems

Engine & Ignition shutting down

Today, 2/9/2015, my engine and ignition just shut down - completely stop while I was driving. This is dangerous and very scary. It is a computer and other problem which is Chrysler's fault and no fault of mine -- even though Chrysler does not make these PT Cruisers any more, it should be a recall. Chrysler owes me to fix this car for free or give me another one that is almost free since I should not be needing a car.

Locked up WCM may cause engine cranking problems

If the engine does not crank (or cranks but won't start), the wireless control module (WCM) may have locked up. This is due to static discharge through the ignition key. A revised model should be installed, but simply disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery for thirty seconds will temporarily reset the module so you can start the car.

Software Updates for Powertrain Control Module Mayl Improve Shift Quality

2.4L 4 cylinder (non-turbo)
Software updates to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) are available that can improve shift quality for rough up and/or down shifts. On higher mileage vehicles, other problems may cause shifting issues. Diagnoses may be required to isolate the cause. Anytime major transmission repairs are made the PCM software should be checked and updated as necessary.

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

the temp guage slowly climbs to overheat i add water or AF pretty much daily (2 answers)

i have also turned the car off sat 5 to 10 mins started it up and continued to driveand the needle never went past normal range why? sometimes with heater on the needle will slowly fall again why. what should i check?

Running lights good, no brake lights): (1 answer)

Fuses are good, headlights good, NO highbeams and no fog lights (I don't care much about high beams/fog) we need help in troubleshooting the brake lights dilemma.
2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 5 speed. We just bought this car today and would like for it to be legit. I personally love my Subaru ...

Does my 2001 pt cruzier havre a transmission control switch or neutral safety (1 answer)

Car just won't start has good battery all working.

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Recalls

Chrysler Recalls 2001-2005 PT Cruisers Due to Power Steering Fluid Leak

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.

Chrysler Recalls Certain 2001 PT Cruisers Due to Safety Seat Anchor Wire Issue

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.

Chrysler Recalls Certain 2001-2002 PT Cruisers Because of a Possible Fuel Leak

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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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Bought car from original couple. When I first bought it started off being a lemon out of Detroit the car has approx. 110,000mi so that is low for a 14 year old car but guess it hates me or I was scammed by crooks. Early one morning had gone to start the PT Cruiser nothing all lights came on dash and made a beep as every car before or after starting up. I took to a shop one of the coils misfired...
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, ...

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