2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Repair and Maintenance
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser ProblemsMultifunction Turn Signal Switch May Fail
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.
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.
There was a recall to inspect and reposition the high pressure power steering hose. The hose could contact the transaxle differential cover and wear prematurely. Damaged hoses must be replaced.
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser QuestionsDrive Accessory Belt broke off-can I drive my car still? (1 answer)
My accessory drive belt broke off of my 2002 pt cruiser. I'm able to drive still if I put power behind it but am afraid that I'll break something else if I drive it any longer. Ive been stranded for 5 days out of fear of driving my car and causing more damage (that I really can't affo...
As I was troubleshooting this car shortly after I got it in on a trade trying to figure out why the ac works one minute n not the the next. I discover the high pressure cutoff switch locking/plastic body was broken. The connection prongs were barely sitting there and when I touch it it simply jus...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser RecallsChrysler 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.
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.
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.