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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser accessories - interior problems

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 082010

PT Cruiser

  • miles


TL- the contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated the horn on the vehicle has stopped working. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the air bag needed to be replaced in the vehicle in order to get the horn to work. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 51,000.rl

- Midland, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 022010

PT Cruiser

  • 164,000 miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) something you may wish to look at with cell phones and these incidents with acceleration on cars. We have a PT CRUISER and several times we have placed the phone in the storage area in the middle in the dash. With the keey off, the phone rings and the car started turning over until we moved the phone away from the immmediate area of the dash. Something to think about?? [xxx]

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 042003

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I kept smelling this stench odor in my car, it appeared to be coming from the air conditioner. I though maybe either a cat or baby squirral got up in the engine & died. Could not find anything, so we took it to the dealer, since we could only smell it when we turned on the fan. The dealer in tampa knew right away what the problem was, said mold was growing in the air vents, and flushed a chemical in there to kill the mold. That only temporarily solved the problem, so I took it to a different dealer, closer to my home. Told them to fix the problem, not just mask it with chemicals. They claimed the car was coming from something other than the air conditioner & air vents, and refused to fix it. I called the Chrysler ho, and they sided with the dealership.

- Pinellas Park, FL, USA

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