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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,500 miles

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 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 242005

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles


While driving at 35 mph driver swerved to the left to avoid hitting another vehicle. The rear right wheel came off at the spindle when the steering wheel was turned back to the right. This resulted in the driver losing control of the vehicle and driving into a ditch. Several mechanics inspected the vehicle, and indicated that the 4 spindle bolts were stripped which caused the wheel to separate.

- Kearneysville, WV, USA

problem #1

Mar 302004

PT Cruiser

  • miles
While driving 35 mph steering wheel vibrated. Driver drove the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic replaced the pitman arm due to a worn out part.

- Stockton, CA, USA

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