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4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,750 miles

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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser transmission problems

transmission problem

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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 102008

PT Cruiser

  • 18,000 miles

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

PT CRUISER hydraulic clutch not working properly in hot weather. Dealer tries to replace entire clutch and says they will not do anything else until they do the $1400 clutch job. Problem lies in either slave cylinder or improper bleeding at factory and at dealer on mine when they changed clutch, shifter cables, transmission and slave cylinder and still does it. Problems makes it almost impossible to shift into 1st and 2nd gear when hot. Works in early morning or cold weather.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 312010

PT Cruiser

  • 37,500 miles
2007 Chrysler T cruiser. Clutch fails to disengage resulting in driver being unable to shift gears on the manual transmission and resulting in difficulty in stopping the car. This problem is a result of the pressure plate failing and is not covered by the power train warranty even though pressure plate failure is almost unheard of in most cars. Most owners are unaware of the actual cause and try repairing the hydraulic portion of the clutch system. This appears to be a fairly common problem in the PT CRUISER when one checks on the internet and should possibly result in a recall of these vehicles.

- Calgary, 00, USA

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