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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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»

Drive Train -- Verified

A gear-like rattle noise may be heard when transmission is in neutral and the clutch pedal is released. A new clutch is commonly required to correct this problem.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

"False" trouble codes may cause erroneous illumination of the Check Engine Light. Updating the PCM software can often correct this concern.

2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 30, 2007

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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.

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Brakes, October 25, 2004

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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.

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Suspension & Steering, September 20, 2004

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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 Questions and Answers

TSPT2005, 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, w/o Turbo, Yacolt, WA

I have 2005 pt non turbo automatic. The check engine light came on and wouldnt idle. i found a vacuum line from the intake laying on the exhaust manifold. Chrysler said they can get me the hose ass...

confused in Tucson, 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, w/o Turbo, Tucson, AZ

turn signal multifunction switch

aca, 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, w/o Turbo, Amarillo, TX

Wiper use may last 10 minutes or may blow fuse immediately. Fuse may blow whether intermittent speed or steady speed is selected.

howardk, 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Turbo, Havertown, PA

what should I expect to pay, parts and labor, to replace the lower vertical arms control bushing on my 2005 Pt Cruiser?

Tom Fly, 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, Turbo, Sterling, IL

what are the mechinacal differances between the 2.4L H.O. turbo and the regular turbo engine.

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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, but they couldn't find any problem with the transmission or shifting. Now, on top of the STILL ongoing shifting problem, it is taking longer and longer for the ignition to catch. It cranks and cranks and cranks, and just when you're about to give up, it starts. Got my Consumer Reports auto edition just last week--2005 PT listed in Worst of the Worst. Gee, I wish I'd known that sooner!

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..................

I have a 2005 convertible. I have had issues with the air conditioning leaking, the bearings on the wheels failing, oxygen sensors replaced, the brakes, and the radiator replaced. I am a staunch American car buyer, and although alot has been replaced by the 7/70 extra warranty that I bought, this has been ridiculous.

I bought my Pt Cruiser new, in the fall of 2004. Within the 1st year, the fuel pump module, which incorporates the fuel guage, was replaced 3 times on warranty. The last time the tank had to be replaced, as the dealer cracked it in the process. The Engine has always run rough, which the dealer says is normal. The transmission (automatic) developed a whine this past summer. The 1st trip to the dealer, they determined it WAS an abnormal sound, and replaced the "transfer gears", which did not change the noise. They then decided it WAS NOT an abnormal sound, and I should ignore it. I called another dealer, and was told they would have to charge me the $100. deductable again (normal for 7-70 warranty claims) since the other dealer had already aledgidly fixed the problem. I called Chrysler, and they offered no help, and said the second dealer was correct. The car has 68,900 miles on it and I am sure as soon as it hits 70,000 the transmission will die. My best advice to anyone looking to buy a new car, DO NOT buy a Chrysler product. My Dad warned me of this 44 years ago, when he bought a 1966 Dodge Coronet, and fought with Chrysler for a year over a bad engine. He traded it in on a used Chevy, and said it was the best decision he ever made.

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