2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Problems

Software Updates for Powertrain Control Module Will 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.

Cleaner/Disinfectant Issued to Address Musty Odor in AC System

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.

Recall to reposition high pressure power steering hose

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.

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

The car overhead we shut it off. Now it will try and start but won't fire. (1 answer)

It's been overheating only when it's on and sits for awhile. We put a new radiator In it. Last time it overheated we shut it off and when we went to turn it back on it would want to start but won't fire. What things could it be?

Fog lights staying on.How much does multifunction switch cost? Is this the cause? (1 answer)

Just started problem yesterday. I had to put turn signal on to make fog lights go off and not drain my battery.

How do I get to the parking lights to change them? (1 answer)

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2002 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 2001-2002 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.

Chrysler Recalls Certain 2002 SUVs Because the Instrument Cluster May Stop Working

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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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 mil...
Good ride, some problems - but easily corrected.

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