Chrysler Repair and Maintenance

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

Excessive oil consumption—defined as more than one quart per 1,000 miles (on vehicles with less than 50,000 miles) or more than one quart per 750 miles (on vehicles with more than 50,000 miles)—is common. Common causes include exhaust valve guides, valve cover gaskets, camshaft plugs, camshaft seals, and crankshaft seal.

Shifting harshness and shuddering issues related to the operation of the automatic transmission have been addressed by factory service bulletins. The shuddering can feel like the vehicle is being driven over rumble strips.

Intermittently, the key may not start the car or release from the ignition. If it is excessively worn, replace the key. If the new key doesn't work, replacing the lock cylinder including tumblers should correct this concern.

See More Problems 424

I was low on fuel yesterday when I drove to the store. When I came out, the car would turn over but not crank; I added fuel from a gas can (slightly over a gallon) and car will still not start.

Check engine light is on and only blows hot air through the a/c.

It sat for about 3 weeks. The horn works the lights work, the windows work...the engine doesn't even click when trying to start it.

See More Questions 7478

A failure of a key electrical connector in the power distribution center of the vehicle wiring may lead to the failure of electrical components, and result in the vehicle stalling without warning. Dealers will replace the affected connector or harness depending on the vehicle free of charge to resolve the concern.

The passenger side sun visor may detach if an accident occurs with it in the down position, and the passenger front air bag is deployed, striking it. Dealers will install a tether strap to retain the visor free of charge to resolve the concern.

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

See More Recalls 156

the only thing i really really about this car is...who pu the battery in such a dumb place?

We purchased 2005 Crossfire Limited Roadster this spring. The car randomly does not start. Now it also randomly shuts down while driving. The dash board lights flash during shutdown. Car has 28,000 miles. If anyone has had these issues and found the solution please let us know, dealer cannot find the problem. Love the car but...........

Bought a 2007 PT Cruiser base model about 3 years ago for my Son's first car. If you don't read any further at least read this NEVER EVER BUY ONE OF THESE JUNK CARS. I laugh at these PT forums where they think the car is so freaking great. The car looked great, base model, silver, chrome wheels. But in my gut, being an experienced backyard mechanic I knew Chryslers poor quality history bu...

See More Reviews 565