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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 012007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


After my 30,000 mile major maintenance, I noticed a leak on the the driver side front of the car. I took it back to the dealer and they said it was a transmission oil leak. It was under the $100 deductible warranty so I paid the $100 and they "fixed" it. The leak continued after 3 other attempts to fix it over a 6 month period. It is currently in the dealer shop to be fixed and they say they can't find the leak. They now think it's coming from the "top". since I don't monitor the transmission fluid level, my concern is that I will have a major failure the may cause an accident and/or injury if the transmission fails. Also, the car is kept in my garage during extended times when I'm out of town and there is a considerable puddle when I return. I'm assuming that the transmission oil is flammable so there is some concern there. The dealer has been cooperative but seems to lack guidance and how to fix it.

- Foster City, CA, USA

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