2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Problems

Multifunction 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.

Engine & Ignition shutting down

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.

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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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

my 2004 PT Criuser is misfiring, I just bought it. (1 answer)

Replace or fix old auto cluster..expense ? Can new key burn out the cluster? (1 answer)

Lost keys. Locksmith replaced.Car stared then died, he ? and then it worked. Drove and fine. Next day out of gas, I thought. filled up $10.00. Then noticed none of cluster gauges working. Went to locksmith couldn't help. Almost three weeks later went to Chrysler {Limited income}. Service pers...

Having oil leaks. One mechanic at Firestone said it needs a new oil pan...cost..$800 to fix!! Is this normal? (1 answer)

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2004 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.

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

I brought my first 2004 pt in March of 2012 and from the first day that i get it was having issues with it the back whippers did not work so they call themself fixing it and it worked for a while then stopped. It would still when i go to 30mph they fix it .The wheels on the car have been replaced 5 times and still need more now. It was knotting and they claim to have fixed it but it still knott...
I have owned my 2004 GT HO Turbo since it was new. I am a lifelong Mopar owner, so I knew of this car's ( and company's) shortcomings in advance. All PT owners should replace their suspension bushings with polyurethane units if they intend to keep their cars for the long haul. The factory control arm bushings, especially, will not last. I have 110K on mine now and it was money well spent. To be...
P.S. If you bought a chrysler in the last 20 yrs and are happy with your purchase you have gotten use to having low standards

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