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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,000 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.

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #3

May 222009

PT Cruiser

  • 124,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. Since may of 2009, the vehicle has been stalling without warning. The most recent failure occurred while driving 30 mph. After the first occurrence, the contact took the vehicle to a repair shop. The mechanic replaced the powertrain control module with a used one, but the failure was not corrected. The powertrain control module has been replaced twice. The dealer will replace the powertrain control module for the third time for free; however, the part will not be available until two weeks. The current and failure mileages were 124,000.

- Columbus, Oh 43216, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 092006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
At 24,000 miles transmission went our completely. Now at 65,000 miles transmission is leaking and needs a transmission solenoid pack replaced. Engine compartment smokes and smells hot. Found tsb#0801505 and NHTSA #10013731 on file but dealer can not tell me anything. Found several web site listing this same complaint some with catastrophic failures on the road.

- Middlebury, IN, USA

problem #1

Nov 102001

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 60 mph ABS brake and traction control system lights came on, and then vehicle stalled. Vehicle has not been taken to dealer.

- Mcallen, TX, USA

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