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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,586 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 162004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,586 miles


Vehicle was towed to the dealer after it made a loud noise. Consumer pulled over to the side of the road, and the vehicle would not go into reverse. Consumer contacted manufacturer, and was told that vehicle had to have a bench inspection. Consumer was told that transmission had not been serviced properly, and assistance was declined. Consumer showed manufacturer paper work which indicated proper service. Currently, consumer was told that the vehicle was a second owner vehicle, and assistance was denied again. While driving on the highway at 65mph the trasmission locked up with no warning. The vehicle swerved and lost all power.

- Menifee, CA, USA

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