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.
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Problems
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.
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»
A gear-like rattle noise may be heard when transmission is in neutral and the clutch pedal is released. A new clutch is commonly required to correct this problem.
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).
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Recalls (Recent)
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Chrysler is recalling certain 2002 PT Cruiser and Jeep Grand Cherokee models because the instrument cluster could become inoperative. The majority of cluster functions will stop working if this occurs. Dealers will upgrade the cluster software to correct this concern.
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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.
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions and Answers
This past summer my steering had a whining/grinding noise. Every time I turned the steering wheel it had this loud, high-pitched grinding sound. My steering, however, was just fine, no problems. ...
First of all, I have a 2002 PT Dream Cruiser. Last week I started to hear a whistling sound whenever I got up to 45mph. Now I've noticed that it squeaks when I first start the car up & ...
About two weeks ago I went to start my car to go to work on Monday and it was completely dead, wouldn't turn over altho the lights and radio worked fine (only a clicking noise when I turned th...
What are the instructions for replacing the multifunction (Turn signal) switch?
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews
we have put 2 batteries in it and it still keeps dying no lights on no radio on starter and alternator is good what is the problem
Purchased a New 2002 Inferno Red Touring Edition, extra included moon roof, heated leather seats (which were not hooked up at time of delivery), Great looking retro style car. Love the exterior and interior styling very well thought out. Wish gas mileage were better.
Issues have with the car have been minor, but expensive. The orginal Good Years Tires were replaced with less than 10,000 miles on them due to excessive wobbling in the steering- bad tires, chrome plated rims have developed a slow air pressure leak on front tires due to rusting over the years. Just spent $946.05 to replace front control arm and bushings, brake fluid exchange, and 3rd brake light bulb replacement. Time for service replacement was 2hrs or under, feel was greatly over charged for the repairs.
Good ride, some problems - but easily corrected.
30 years turning a wrench Professionally, Purchased car with 31K. Have 141K now 3/11, It's going on 10 years old, and it has had it's problems, but no more than most made american made cars. I have got about $1100 in parts I have put on it over the years. My labor so no cash there. I will tell you I'm one that replaces parts when I see it borderline as some will push much harder before replacement. Changed timing belt, w/pump and tensioners. Replace Radiator, Starter, Alternator. Wheel bearings, Make sure you get the tapered bearings over the ball bearings. No more wheel bearing problems. Clutch is still good, but in the next 3 weeks will be replacing manual transmission as the Transmission Differential bearings are bad, and I will put in a new clutch as it will be all apart and a good time to do it.
No such thing a perfect trouble free vehicle. On a 1 to 10 I have to rate it a 7. I would buy another one.
PURE GARBAGE. TRANS NEEDED REPLACEMENT AT 250 MILES. PREMATURE FAILURE, FRONT SUSPENSION, WATTS LINKAGE, WATER PUMP, EMISSION CONTROLS. CHRYSLER WON'T WORK WITH YOU-GARBAGE CAR.