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3.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,711 miles

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser miscellaneous problems

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #12

Oct 012006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. Around October of 2006, the contact noticed a small tip of the dashboard beginning to crack. The crack is now approximately 5-6 inches long. A few months after it began cracking, the contact noticed another crack forming. Currently, the second crack is as long as the first one. The current mileage is 69,000 and failure mileage was 61,000. Updated 07/24/07.

- Hialeah , FL, USA

problem #11

Mar 242007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The dashboard is cracked in the center. Over time, the crack has expanded. No wires are exposed. The crack has been present for three to five months. The dealer has not been notified. The current mileage is 129,000 and failure mileage was 126,000.

- Weston , FL, USA

problem #10

Jun 212007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,067 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact noticed that the dashboard has been cracking for quite some time. The crack extends from the window to the radio. The dealer and manufacturer have not been notified. The contact has pictures of the damage. The current and failure mileages were 52,067.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #9

Feb 102005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that the dashboard has cracked in four spots. The vehicle was parked mostly in a garage and away from sunlight. The current mileage is 20,051 and failure mileage was 7,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #8

Jun 012006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact noticed a crack on the dashboard. The dealer has not inspected the vehicle to determine the cause of failure. The powertrain was unknown. The current mileage is 95,848 and failure mileage was 75,000.

- Miami Springs, FL, USA

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problem #7

Jan 012006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 PT CRUISER. The contact noticed a small crack on the dashboard soon after purchasing the vehicle. Now, the entire dashboard is cracked. Chrysler issued her a work order, but will not reimburse her for the repair work. The powertrain was unknown. The current mileage is 67,000 and failure mileage was 45,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #6

Jan 252006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that the dashboard has cracked in six spots. The cracks have spread across the entire dashboard. The vehicle is often parked in direct sunlight for approximately six hours per day. The dashboard has been covered with armor all protectant and a windshield reflector was used. The current mileage is 40,000 and failure mileage was 30,000.

- Mirmar, FL, USA

problem #5

Jan 012007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact noticed a crack on the dashboard. The dealer has not inspected the vehicle to determine the cause of failure. The current mileage is 68,600 and failure mileage was 67,000.

- West Park, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 102007

PT Cruiser 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,850 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. On June 10, 2007, the contact noticed an 18 inch crack in the center of the dashboard. The crack begins at the base of the windshield. The manufacturer stated that if the warranty has expired, they would be unable to assist him. The contact also read an article that includes details about the dashboard cracking in 2001-2002 PT CRUISER. The powertrain was unknown. The current mileage is 40,050 and failure mileage was 39,850.

- Tamarac , FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 032002

(reported on)

PT Cruiser

  • miles
Dealer problem. The consumer didn't want to leave her vehicle for 3 hours to have the recall performed.. updated

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 292005

(reported on)

PT Cruiser

  • miles
Consumer requesting recall information for 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #1

Jun 212005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,620 miles
I own the 2002 chysler PT CRUISER limited. Hold in the trip odometer reset button while turning the ignition key to run will start a self-test, with a readout on the odometer. It will also activate the instrument panels, one at a time. The test will run for approximately 60 seconds, then automatically shut down. If the test senses a fault, the odometer will show the P-code number for the corresponding (dtc) diagnostic trouble code. The self diagnostic that is on the odometer is giving false reading. FL0008, EE08, BL01, and 5 of 4.7. I checked several website and there are several other owners of this model PT CRUISER that are having the same false readings. I would like to be able to use the "self diagnostic test" that is suppose to be a standard on this model.

- Newport News, VA, USA

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