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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 engine problems

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 212007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. While driving 55 mph the cruise control light turned on. The vehicle suddenly accelerated to 65 mph. The brake was applied and the vehicle slowed down. The vehicle was pulled over for a few minutes and turned off. He restarted the vehicle and drove home. The dealer was able to duplicate the failure, however; they were unable to determine what caused the failure. The engine size and failure mileage were unknown. The current mileage was 94,266.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #2

May 052006

PT Cruiser

  • miles
2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER brakes failed. When the consumer applied the brake to release the cruise control, the vehicle did not reduce speed. Eventually, the consumer was able to bring the vehicle to a manageable speed until she reached the highway. The vehicle would not reduce speed below 2000 RPM.

- Hull, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 092001

PT Cruiser

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Wind from outiside was coming inside of vehicle while traveling, also there was a rough idling problem, dealership was aware of the problem.

- Hemet, CA, USA

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