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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,272 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser body / paint problems

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #6

Dec 042006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 chyrsler PT CRUISER. The vehicle's entire dashboard burst into several pieces. The temperature was approximately 80 degrees. The manufacturer will not repair the dashboard due to the state's climate. The engine size is not available. The current mileage is 97,000 and failure mileage was 86,000.

- Orlando , FL, USA

problem #5

Mar 092007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dashboard collapsed on 2002 PT CRUISER purchased in January 2006. Approximately 6 months ago two cracks appeared on the dashboard, then in March 2007 the ventilation grill started to break, and the dashboard was now basically in two halves. As the gap in the dashboard appeared to be getting larger. A temporary repair was made using super glue to hold the dashboard together.

- Davenport, FL, USA

problem #4

May 092007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dashboard on the 2002 PT CRUISER is cracking down the middle and vibrates badly when driving. Concerned that it will collapse.

- Montverde, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 022007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. While driving 15 mph, the contact noticed that the vehicle's dashboard was cracked. The mechanic at the local dealer was notified of the failure. The current mileage is 54,000 and failure mileage was 51,000.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 222006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,299 miles
: the contact stated while driving the vehicle there is a chemical smell which gave contact headaches and an occasional sore throat. The dealership inspected the vehicle and determined there was not a defect in the vehicle. The front end of the vehicle was out of alignment. There was excessive wind noise when the windows were rolled up. The speakers made a loud noise. The rear seat backing was replaced. Updated 07/25/06.

- Desert Shores, CA, USA

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problem #1

Jun 222004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
The consumer stated that since the vehicle was purchased, the brakes were defective and performed poorly when applied. The consumer suspects that the dealership did not work on the brakes at all. There was a screeching noise and the brakes would sometimes go almost to the bottom of the floor. The driver's seat belt did not always lock, the brakes would rub and hesitate to stop, the A/C did not get cold on high settings, the entire dashboard electronic system was off, the fuel, mph and the RPM lights had come on, at the inside top of all four doors, the lining was buldging in and out, the driver's side seat belt needed several attempts before locking, the right signal had to be manually stopped, and the left signal light did not hold. There was also an issue with the odometer reading. (the consumer felt that it did not display the proper mileage)

- Vicksburg, MS, USA

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