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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,695 miles

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 222014

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 40,390 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, he started to lose control of the vehicle. The contact mentioned that he was able to merge to the side of the road and after inspecting the vehicle he noticed that the front passenger's side sub frame was completely corroded. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician diagnosed that the sub-frame was corroded. The failure was making the lower control arm malfunction and the contact was advised that the front sub frame needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 40,390 and the current mileage was 40,490. Updated 04/29/14 MA updated 05/2/2014

- Waterloo, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 272014

PT Cruiser

  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chrysler pt cruise. The contact stated that while waiting at a traffic light, the spare tire separated from the vehicle. The bracket that held the spare tire was corroded. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician verified the corrosion. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 77,000.

- Candia, NH, USA

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