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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 122007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles


As my wife was driving the car she noticed a sudden loss of power assist in the steering. She was able to direct the car into a parking space, and upon exiting, noticed large amounts of smoke coming from under the car. She asked others to call the fire department, and by the time they arrived, the car was totally engulfed in flames. Upon review at the accident scene there was a noticeable trail of power steering fluid on the road bed for approximately 4-500 feet before she came to a stop.

- Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
The power steering hose and brakes failed. The consumer received a recall for the hose but the dealer would not fix under warranty. Recall# 04V268000.

- Calera, OK, USA

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