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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser suspension problems

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 082004

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


I purchased a 2003 PT CRUISER GT, after trading in my 2002 PT CRUISER touring edition. My '02 had a rear stabilizer bar my '03 does not. It is listed on the window sticker, it is shown in the 2003 factory service manual, it is shown in the 2003 parts manual. My 2003 has a lot more body roll than the 2002 did. Chrysler states they upgraded the "twist beam" and external bar was not needed, and if installed could be dangerous, and void suspension warranty, according to the service and general manager of antwerpen motor cars in Maryland. If this is true why would Chrysler offer parts for sale? I am concerned of other short-cuts that may have been taken to save money. A top heavy vehicle like the pt needs to control body roll for safety and comfort of occupants. Like I stated, I owned a 2002 model year and "upgraded" to a 2003. Thanks.

- Reisterstown, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 212002

PT Cruiser

  • miles
The complaint involves a missing part, the real stabilizer bar. This model states on the window sticker that a rear stabilizer bar is included. This car does not have a real stabilizer bar. The dealer said that he could install one for $520. Chrysler would not reimburse the dealer because they claim that they beefed up the real axle and that is their stabilizer bar. I contend that this is misleading the public, particularly an informed public that knows what a stabilizer bar is. They continue to produce this model with this misleading information on the window stickers. I ask why do they show a rear stabilizer bar in their parts computer that the dealer located and offered to install for $520 if what they claim is true. The service manager agreed that this was misleading but refused to absorb the costs. Other owners with same model report that their cars are missing this part as well. I hope that you can correct this situation by requiring Chrysler to install the part at no cost to the owners.

- Weston, FL, USA

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