pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,275 miles

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 100 miles


I have discoloration on both bumpers similar to what is described in ODI complaints 10058425 and 10105776. The dicoloration has been noticeable since shortly after the purchase of the car but has gotten worse over time. Looks like there was masking tape on the bumper when a protective coating was put on the rest of the bumper leaving the plastic under the masking tape unprotected when it was removed. The discoloration clearly indicates that there had once been tape on the bumper leaving a faded spot in the shape of a square of tape which has become pronounced over time.

- Culver City, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 292004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front & back bumpers. Both front and back bumpers appear to have like a masking tape marks. The area is approximately the widthe of masking tape and goes around the edge of the front bumpers.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 012004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
Consumer was pulling into a parking space and hit a concrete curb. The consumer was backing up and heard a loud streaking noise coming from underneath the vehicle, the front bumper fell off. Consumer had vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection, and a customer service rep informed the consumer that the bumper was designed too low to the ground.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 012004

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front and rear bumpers have what looks to be masking tape marks on them where the paint has now faded. The faded area is approximately the width of masking tape and goes from the edge of the passenger side of both bumpers across to the driver's side of both bumpers.

- Torrance, CA, USA

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