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.

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»

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

The mechanic Says it is the power steering fluid lines are worn from rubbing. Yet when I call the recall to verify the problem they said my car is not under recall. It is a 2003 PT cruiser so it should be covered by the recall???? Why is it not covered by the recall? Seems there are all kinds of ...

heater not blowing warm air

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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.


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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

I hate this car.

I love this car but I have had troubles with it. Had to have 2 water pumps put on it, bushings on lower control arms, front wheel bearings, oil pan removed due a oil leak,camshaft sensor went bad . Car only has 34,000 miles on it.

I like the car style and the interior is comfortable. I don't have a turbo, so it doesn't have a lot of power and the gas mileage seems pretty bad. I have had ongoing issues with the air conditioner for two years or more now and am VERY unsatisfied with that. Still not resolved. Had a power steering problem awhile back that cost me some bucks along with a few other minor annoyances. The big pro...

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