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Chrysler PT Cruiser Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Chrysler PT Cruiser

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Chrysler PT Cruiser is between $394 and $482 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Chrysler Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Timing Belt Replacement
$286 - $477
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Water Pump Replacement
$465 - $606
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Engine: Turbo
Head Gasket Replacement
$895 - $1314
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Alternator Replacement
$359 - $538
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Quantity: One
Wheel Bearing Replacement - Front
$117 - $143
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Chrysler PT Cruiser
$
497
to $
1,045
Chrysler PT Cruiser
$
625
to $
1,255
Chrysler PT Cruiser
$
810
to $
1,551
Chrysler PT Cruiser
$
349
to $
680
Chrysler PT Cruiser
$
193
to $
600

Chrysler PT Cruiser Problems

Engine & Ignition shutting down

Today, 2/9/2015, my engine and ignition just shut down - completely stop while I was driving. This is dangerous and very scary. It is a computer and other problem which is Chrysler's fault and no fault of mine -- even though Chrysler does not make these PT Cruisers any more, it should be a recall. Chrysler owes me to fix this car for free or give me another one that is almost free since I should not be needing a car.

Erratic Operation of Turn Signals and/or Hazard Lights

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.

Recall to reposition high pressure power steering hose

There was a recall to inspect and reposition the high pressure power steering hose. The hose could contact the transaxle differential cover and wear prematurely. Damaged hoses must be replaced.

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Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

oil light keeps coming on (1 answer)

The oil level is full and the light comes on only when the engine is idling. Why is this occuring

If oil ran out of car and the censor light stopped the car, will the car start (1 answer)

up again automatically if I put more oil in it or do I need to bring it to a mechanic?

Left side (1 answer)

Over heating,while idling.Fan doesn't come on.

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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

We bought this 2003 PT Cruiser from a Dealership in another state. I'm surprise we made it home and was able to drive it for almost a month before we started having all the problems we've had. One day it just wouldn't started. Took it to our mechanic and they check it and said it was the starter. So we put a new starter in and then about a week later it wouldn't start again, so back it went to ...
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

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