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»Google+
Car Problem Reports
Chrysler PT Cruiser Recall to Reposition High Pressure Power Steering Hose
Chrysler PT Cruiser Problem
Suspension & Steering Affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 120,563 mi (74,000 mi - 181,000 mi)
Visitor, 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 116,000 mi
My 2002 Pt Cruiser is leaking power steering fluid. We recently just had the hose replaced however, we are still experiencing the same problem.
Visitor, 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 74,000 mi
Leaking no noise from power steering
Visitor, 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 79,000 mi
leaking from front end on passenger side was told it was ac also car is bumpy in reverse and motor shifts as if motor mount is out
Visitor, 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 156,000 mi
Whining loudly and stirring noises louder fluid is full was losing some over summer but it stopped.
Visitor, 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 181,000 mi
high pressure power steering hose . do not know where to have it fixed
Had this fixed by same shop 3 times since under warranty. Don't believe they are rerouting hose to prevent premature wear. Wonder if recall will be honored if preowned. Does anyone know?
Visitor, 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 102,000 mi
Just lost power steering completely today. I've had the 'whining' noise all winter. Had the noise last winter too, and 2 local shops said it because of the cold. Another said it was because of the PS pump, but even the new ones make the noise too. ??? Really??
Either way, no PS, taking it to my dad's friend who is a ASE certified Chrysler mechanic and he does the work on the side too ... hope to get this fixed relatively low cost.
had the pressure hose changed twice already an now it still leaks