2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Problems
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.
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»
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions
Stick shift worked fine for a while, then got fussy when going into 2nd gear ... kinda had to fight it, but it wld relent....then one day it wld go into reverse, but wlnd't GO into reverse. In other words, the stick went there, but it never snapped into gear ... then the next day, the gear s...
below freezing temps. When I tried to open liftgate wouldnt open and the handle is partially up and will not go down. WHAT DO I DO??????
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Recalls
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 clutch may fail to disengage due to a welded pin disengaging from the dual mass flywheel. It most cases, you will hear a significant rattling type noise if the pin disengages. Dealers will replace the flywheel and clutch assemblies with updated parts.
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews
I hate this car.
new radiator, brakes two times already before 60,000,suspensine fixed three times, oil light comes on, air conditioner fixed, heater fixed,, transmission replaced, car is junk
I have a 2003 PT Cruiser basic. I absolutly love my car. He has 138,000 miles. Runs great. I change the oil, every 3 months. Never had problems with it. Just recently I had the timing belt changed and water pump. Gave it a tune up and and he is running like he was at 21,000 miles when I bought him 5 years ago. As he is getting older tho, he moans and groans just a bit. My mechanic said ...