really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,553 miles

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Oct 272003

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,600 miles


2002 PT CRUISER limited edition - automatic transmission failed after only 44,000 miles. Repair is $2,500.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #3

Apr 082003

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,007 miles
Automatic transmission failed at 38,007 miles. In service 14 months.

- Lilburn, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 042002

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
In three instances on the interstate highway the PT CRUISER will downshift into first gear where it will remain after the check engine light appears. This has happened all times when driving, in excess, of 45mph. After the problem, the PT CRUISER can be driven, but is limited to crawling along at 15 - 20mph. We have taken the car to 2 different dealerships for repair, however the problem has not been corrected. Currently, this is the 34th cumulative day in the shop, and a total in 37 days in the last 3 months.

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

problem #1

Mar 192002

PT Cruiser

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- De Pere, WI, USA

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