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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,675 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

Feb 102008

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles


Leaking steering rack and solenoid pack. Possible leak in steering pump also. Safety of tie rod ends, bushings, sway bars, control arms noted in inspection of front end both by a Chrysler dealer and by an auto-repair chain. Both recommended replacement of parts (in shop right now) to eliminate a safety risk. In speaking to another owner of this same year and model of car with low mileage, I learned that he has experienced the same problems.

- Scituate, RI, USA

problem #1

May 262007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 69,350 miles
1) heard occasional "clicking" noise in steering. Did not experience steering problems. 2) on Saturday, May 26th, the tie rod broke while turning a corner, stopping the vehicle instantly. Fortunately, the catastrophic failure occurred at low speed. 3) the car was towed by aaa to a nearby car maintenance center.

- Falmouth, ME, USA

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