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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,000 miles

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 152004

PT Cruiser

  • 11,000 miles


Complaint sent via E-mail." I first started having a serious problems with my car power steering. While driving, smoke started coming out of the hood, and I thought the engine was on fire. I then called daimler Chrysler and told them, and they just said that they would make a report. But I heard nothing from them at all. However, I took my car to Chrysler dealership and they temporarily fixed it, but a month later the steering wheel started making a whining sound when turning. I took my car back to the dealer, and they said that they put a new power steering to fix it. Three weeks later Oct 8th 2004, I started hearing the loud whining noise again and the steering wheel was hard to turn. I am concerned that my car will caught on fire and that I or my passengers will be seriously injured.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

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