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Chrysler PT Cruiser repairs by problem area

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Chrysler PT Cruiser electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 185 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 180hp 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

40000 mi BCM module failure...shorted out instrument cluster. awaiting parts to complete repair 

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

65000 mi

US $200
Needed a new alternator. 
39060 mi Replaced power window switch. 

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

31620 mi

C $489
Alternator was replaced. 
64000 mi

US $84
Replaced multifunction switch. 

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

69444 mi

US $203
Horn was not working. Replaced horn. 
71722 mi

US $88
Recharged A/C. 
79139 mi

US $89
A/C not blowing cold. No freon. Shop charged with freon, with dye. Will take it back later to locate leak. 
92000 mi

US $170
Horn replaced for the second time. Recharged AC. Included dye to identify leak. 
93000 mi

US $400
A/C hose assembly leaking, replaced. Part fairly expensive because only OEM available. 
94000 mi

US $85
A/C not working again. Compressor not coming on. Found corroded limit switch and cleaned it. Also recharged freon. 
51460 mi

C $60
Front electric windows intermittently not working; replaced with part from junkyard. 
92000 mi Faulty Starter. I would have paid to have it replaced but the dealer (my father) fixed it for me and did not charge me anything. 

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Engine not specified

100000 mi

US $300
Horn kept honking without driver action, had to replace airbag assembly to fix horn. 

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Chrysler PT Cruiser Electrical Problems

621 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Chrysler PT Cruiser. 90 of these members (14.5%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 134 electrical repairs to Chrysler PT Cruisers--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Chrysler PT Cruiser problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.