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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Repair Histories

79 TrueDelta members own a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser. 30 of these members (38%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 92 repairs to 2001 Chrysler PT Cruisers--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser repairs by problem area

Chart based on 92 repairs.

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser repair cost distribution

Chart based on 49 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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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Chrysler in New York, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
100000 mi US $300 Lost ground to fan assembly due to factory defective part. Horn kept honking without driver action, had to replace airbag assembly to fix horn. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
75640 mi C $600 Timing belt broke. Towed to Chrysler. The Cons as Chrysler tried to charge me $1600 after waiting 5 days for diagnosis (?). Towed to Fountain Tire. Job done in 1 day for $600. Sold Vehicle. Tired of dealing with Chrysler and their high repair bills. 

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Indiana, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2011
243000 mi US $1900 Sway bar mountings were broken and all front suspension bushings were shot. Shocks & struts were replaced at the same time and amounted to $600 of the repair cost. The exhaust flex coupling broke. Since the coupling is part of the catalytic converter, it was rather expensive. 
260000   Radiator cooling fan motor replaced along with antifreeze because of removal of radiator and fuse for the motor 
289000   HVAC blower motor stopped working after being noisy for a few weeks. 
306000   Right Tie Rod End was worn out causing extreme vibration. Had both tie rod ends replaced. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Missouri, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2014
71000 mi US $60 The original front suspension bushings were shot and I replaced them with aftermarket Polyurethane bushings. The results were great! 
94000   Replaced rear shocks. 
107300   I replaced the crank & cam sensors due to a problem with the engine just shutting off electrically. I replaced the Watts link & rear suspension links due to age-related wear. 
107700   I had a failure of a retaining ring on my water pump. This caused the timing belt to ride back on the engine, rub a hole in the oil pump, necessitating replacement of timing belt, water pump, oil pump. 

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Virginia, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2014
64000 mi US $125 Needed pads and front rotors. 
66000   Had to replace the solenoid pack on the transmission. 
69000   Replaced steering high pressure switch. Got a 0551 code 
75000   replaced shocks (preventive) and control arm bushings (worn) 
83000   replaced the windshield washer pump. 

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Chrysler in Michigan, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
146000 mi US $125 Water pump leak then inop. 

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2009
129000 mi US $589 Broken exhaust flex coupling.  Leaking cam cover gasket and oil pan gasket. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2008 - Nov 2009
75020 mi C $400 Transmission Control Module failes. Total front end rebuild. 
77500   Waterpump leaked. Replaced waterpump, timing belt, and pulleys. Small red leak, Thermosat housing leak. 
89280   Lower head gasket/thermostat housing leak, approx cost of repair $1,000.00 

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
98000 mi US $98 Rad Fan Inop: result was high oper temp. Repair Man'l= ck fluid, belts, relay/fuse & try direct pwr from Batt. Result= elec mtr (2spd)seized obstructing fan op AND rotation (air dam effect)worsening temp prob. Sol: replace Fan Assembly Intermittent trans leak; source undetermined; monitoring level and rechecking for sources; 
102000   HVAC blower failed. Found shortcircuit, patched, replaced blown fuse and returned to service. 

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