2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Problems

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.

Odor from HVAC vents

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.

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

oil light comes on and beep signal them stops Why? (1 answer)

my pt turbo convertible cruiser is 2005 having oil fight come on the oil is full and has just been changed.
then it will go off during my drive. then when this was happening going up a mountain a beeping signal would beep somedtimes one time and sometimes 3 times straight. then after a visit of...

Having problem starting. the key turns but won't start the engine need help (1 answer)

This morning woke up to go to work I put the key in my pt cruiser 2.4 turbo and it didn't wanna start keys just turns but does not make any starting sound it just turns but won't start

Cranking trouble (1 answer)

I have a 2005 PTCRUISER with approx.57,000 miles. When I try to crank I get clicking like bad battery but then it cranks. Acts like weak battery. Had battery checked at parts store and said results were "BATTERY MEETS OR EXCEEDS INDUSTRY SPECIFICATIONS BUT LOW ON CHARGE."RESULTS :GOOD-R...

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Recalls

Chrysler Recalls 2005-2006 PT Cruisers Because the Rear Quarter Glass May Fall Off

The rear quarter glass may separate from the vehicle. If the glass separates while driving, it could strike another vehicle or injure a pedestrian. In most cases, the glass will become loose before falling off completely. Dealers will replace the quarter glass on affected vehicles.

Chrysler Recalls Certain 2005 PT Cruisers Due to Damaged Left Front Brake Tube

The left front brake tube may rub on the manual transaxle. If the brake tube were to rub through, fluid loss would occur, which could result in a loss of braking force to the left front and right rear wheels. A soft or low brake pedal may be noted and/or the low brake fluid warning light may illuminate prior to loss of braking ability. Dealers will install revised brake tubes to correct this concern.

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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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Bought my 2005 Limited Edition PT in 2011, and purchased extended warranty from dealer. Almost immediately started having shifting difficulties. VERY delayed shift, accompanied by much chugging. This problem comes and goes--always gone when taken to the dealer for repair. The first time I took it in, I was told the right front wheel was about to come completely off, so that issue was fixed,...
The wife and I luv our little PT Turbo Convertible and I enjoy cruising with the top down, a little Led Zeppelin and my gray hair flying in the wind! lol Being a crazy old white man never felt so good ;>)
I bought my 2005 PT(PurrdyThang)new, May 30th, 2010. She is Dark Plum Pearl Metalic. She is the PERFECT car for me. I would buy another one in a heartbeat, but I plan on keeping Her, till I take my last breath. Sounds kinda cheesy, right? O WELL..................

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