Chrysler PT Cruiser Repair and Maintenance

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

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Chrysler PT Cruiser
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480
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1,057
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675
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1,605
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544
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1,295
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413
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803
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592
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879

Chrysler PT Cruiser Problems

Multifunction Turn Signal Switch May Fail

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.

Click Noise when Turning Steering Wheel

A click heard when turning the steering wheel may be solved by aligning the steering column or installing revised parts in the column (requires removal of the steering column).

Software Updates For Powertrain Control Module to Address Erroneous CEL

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

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Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

The car overhead we shut it off. Now it will try and start but won't fire. (1 answer)

It's been overheating only when it's on and sits for awhile. We put a new radiator In it. Last time it overheated we shut it off and when we went to turn it back on it would want to start but won't fire. What things could it be?

Where can I find the correct fuse? (1 answer)

Hi!! MY 2003 PT cruiser blew a fuse (plug inside) and it's not a fuse under the dash. Where is it located under the hood?

Thank you
Sheila Ferace

Adding freon to my car ,do I use the top or bottom port (1 answer)

Can't reach the bottom port from the top

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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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Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Good looks,ride and room I like it its almost like a truck
I have a 2003 Cruiser Limited. I like it pretty well, but am going on my 3rd starter since November and the last replacement was just a week ago. So I'm w/o transportation again. Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing this to happen? Don't want to be stranded, mjham
Bought car from original couple. When I first bought it started off being a lemon out of Detroit the car has approx. 110,000mi so that is low for a 14 year old car but guess it hates me or I was scammed by crooks. Early one morning had gone to start the PT Cruiser nothing all lights came on dash and made a beep as every car before or after starting up. I took to a shop one of the coils misfired...

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