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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,800.00
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace turbo (1 reports)
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 192011

PT Cruiser 4.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

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

We have had many problems with this car. We replaced the power steering, then the turbo completely died on us coming back from a beach trip. Cost was $1800. The engine continuued to smoke, we were told it was oil on the motor from the work and it would burn off. It got worse, took the car back in and a hose connecting to the turbo was bent a bit too much and was not sealed. NO cost on this, radiator was flushed. Oil replaced, car ran for another 5 days. Next issue happened June 1, 2011

- , Orlando, FL, USA

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