2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Problems

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.

2.4L 4 cylinder (non-turbo)
Software updates to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) are available that can improve shift quality for rough up and/or down shifts. On higher mileage vehicles, other problems may cause shifting issues. Diagnoses may be required to isolate the cause. Anytime major transmission repairs are made the PCM software should be checked and updated as necessary.

If the engine does not crank (or cranks but won't start), the wireless control module (WCM) may have locked up. This is due to static discharge through the ignition key. A revised model should be installed, but simply disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery for thirty seconds will temporarily reset the module so you can start the car.

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2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

The dealer now has me doing a Milage test but I need a second opinion before I call him with results

This morning, when I started up my car, it was shaking a bit. After turning the car off and on twice the car felt normal, but the engine light was still on. The car also seemed fine the night before. According to the diagnostic from autozone it said it was a third cylinder malfunction. What does...

Short distance it will go 65 mph what could be wrong

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2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Although this is not my first choice in a car, for the money I find the pt cruiser fun to drive and a good value. I have only had my 2009 cruiser for 3 months, but have not had one complaint.

I bought the my cruiser in Aug 2009 and almost immediately found a front end wobble that would occure between 43 and 48 mph. I only had about 300 miles on the car when I took it in to my service dept. I was shocked when after I was told that two service tech's drove the car and the wobble was typical Cruiser. "what a Farce" Now I have 2100 miles on the car and a front axle seal has gone out and...

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