Recall List for the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Official recalls have been issued for the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Chrysler service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Chrysler customer service.

  1. 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #09E012000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 07, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 16,270

    Summary: Sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on May 11, 2009. Owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E012000 »

  2. 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser SUSPENSION NHTSA Campaign #08E033000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 14, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 6,903

    Summary: Federal mogul is recalling 6,903 aftermarket ball joint assemblies shipped between November 9, 2007 and March 26, 2008, which may have been packaged with incorrect nuts. The part numbers packaged with incorrect nuts are: K7147, K7329, K8683, and 104353. These parts were made for use on the various vehicles listed above.

    Consequence: The nuts included in the packaging for these ball joint assemblies are missing the intended prevailing torque (self-locking) feature. If the incorrect nut was to become loose, the joining members may loosen leading to a separation of the ball joint. This may result in loss of vehicle control, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Federal mogul will notify owners and replace the parts free of charge. The recall began on May 22, 2008. Owners can contact federal mogul at 877-489-6659. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08E033000 »

  3. 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS NHTSA Campaign #04V268000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 03, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 438,391

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 2.4L non-turbocharged engines and automatic transaxles, the power steering pressure hose may contact the automatic transaxle differential cover, potentially damaging the hose.

    Consequence: Power steering fluid leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in an underhood fire.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect and relocate, or replace as necessary, the power steering hose and confirm torque of the hose fastener at the steering gear end. The recall began on September 20, 2004. Owners should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V268000 »

  4. 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS NHTSA Campaign #02V214000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 08, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 97,779

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the fuel supply line could contact the air-conditioning tube service port. This can cause chafing of the line resulting in a fuel leakage.

    Consequence: Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the fuel line for abrasion and install a clip to ensure isolation. In cases with evidence of fuel line abrasion, the fuel line will be replaced. Owner notification began August 12, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V214000 »

  5. 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY NHTSA Campaign #02V215000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 08, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 345,436

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the fuel pump module mounting flange could leak fuel if the vehicle is involved in a rollover crash.

    Consequence: Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will install a secondary seal over the fuel pump module. Owner notification began August 12, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V215000 »

  6. 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER NHTSA Campaign #02V162000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 14, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 77,000

    Summary: Certain passenger vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 225, "child restraint anchorage systems." The right rear "65%" seat center lower anchor was manufactured with a wire diameter that is greater than the maximum allowable dimension as specified in the standard.

    Consequence: If the connector for a latch-type child restraint is not attached correctly to the anchorage points, the restraint will not properly protect a child in the event of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the right rear seat center anchor and, if necessary, resize the anchor to meet the diameter specified within the standard. Owner notification began November 4, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V162000 »

  7. 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser CHILD SEAT NHTSA Campaign #00V366000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 09, 2000
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,211,756

    Summary: Vehicle description: Certain passenger vehicles, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS no. 225, "child restraint anchorage systems." Some of the owner's manuals for these vehicles are missing instructions that provide a step-by-step procedure, including diagrams, for properly attaching a child restraint system's tether strap to the tether anchorage.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash, the child seat may not be properly attached increasing the risk of injury to the child.

    Actions: Owners will be provided with an addendum to the owner's manuals. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #00V366000 »

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