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8.0

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,950 miles

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 152014

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 8,900 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I got the in January 2014 and I only had it for two weeks and shad to go in the shop and I told them that I was diagnosis with lung cancer and I have to get back and forward to my treatments and I need a reliable car and while I was driving it the tire rod went the first time then the other side of the tire rod went now it's the electricity system is acting it and since I had this car it been in the shop every month and it don't make sense that I have to pay a car note and pay to fits it too I have miss a lots of treatments will all please help me because I hear everybody talk about helping cancer survivors but only thing that I see is I am been hurt first it's my car now the city is trying to take my house that my mother left me please help me also you can contact me at [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #1

Jan 012003

PT Cruiser

  • 1,000 miles
2002 PT CRUISER sport model. Car would not start, when sitting far a few days, had been driving car all day and turned car off to do an errand and car would not start. Car has left me stranded where I had to have it towed several times. Bought car new and have had this problem for 7 years. Kept bringing back to the dealer and couldn't find any problems every time. Finally found a dealer service manager that knew the problem. Insufficient quality parts were being used when Chrysler was about to go bankrupt. The battery wires from the battery to the alternator were not supplying enough voltage to maintain enough to recharge the battery. Upgraded the wires to a higher voltage and have not had the problem for about 10 months. It took 7 years to find the problem which caused problems of me using the car. Chrysler used low grade parts through out the car and people are getting rid of them and then someone else buys it and it continues. I will never buy a Chrysler made car again, very unsatisfied customer considering how much I paid for it. Was way over priced at the time I bought it. I could buy a much better car and higher end model for what I paid for my car.

- Scott, LA, USA

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