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3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,568 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.

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 042011

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 77,135 miles

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

My 2008 PT CRUISER has a bad #3 valve. I had the car tuned up due to a misfire code of the #3 valve. After driving for two days with new spark plugs and wires, the car idled rough and the same code for #3 misfire valve came up on the dash. My mechanic checked the pressure in the valve and #1,2, & 4 had a pressure of 175 with # 3 having pressure of 110. My car only has 77,135 miles on it. I found another complaint with the same valve on the same year and their car only had 38000. Seeing how more than one car has the very same problem, doesn't this need looking into. My mechanic told me the only way to fix it was to replace valve or replace the engine head which costs around $1500.

- Nalcrest, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 012010

PT Cruiser

  • miles
Letter from senator brown on behalf of constituent re concerns about a mechanical failure she has experienced with her 2008 Chrysler PT CRUISER (dot/I#2010-1236) respond to cleveland, oh office five months after the vehicle was purchased, the engine light illuminated. The consumer stated the 3rd cylinder failed.

- Hartville, OH, USA

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