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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105 miles

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 212007

PT Cruiser 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105 miles


I decided to drive to a city about an hour and a half way. Not knowing on the way back I was going to have to tie the back door shut. Me, my boyfriend, and my 4 year old daughter were with me. We had went into a mall. When coming back out I had opened the back driver's side door open to let my daughter in. After I had her buckled in I tried to shut the door and it wouldn't shut. After several attempts we used shoe strings and belts to hold the door shut and my boyfriend road home in the back to also help hold the door. For I didn't want my 4 year old to fall out the door on the way home. So for the next two weeks I had a rope tied from one door to the other door and my kids had to ride in the front seat to the babysitters a few blocks away which is completely illegal because of being 4 and 5. but what was I to do I'm a single mom. The dealer wanted to charge me 80 dollars just to tell me what was wrong and then another 80 to fix it plus the part. Now I'm having other issues with my 2002 PT CRUISER and no money to fix it.

- Bryan, OH, USA

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