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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (26%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (7%)

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (49%)

< $100 (25%)

Chart based on 55 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 PT Cruiser in Arizona, United States
Dec 2010 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

80000 mi

US $3000
My car is back in the shop for the 4th time for the same problem which was we needed a new air compresser now they are saying we need a new hose for another $175 and they cracked the radiator putting in the compressor. 
Chrysler in New York, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

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
Sep 2008

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 Oregon, United States
Feb 2015 - Jan 2016
Feb 2015

155000 mi

US $4
Did front and rear brakes including rear wheel cylinders. Also changed wipers, air filter, oil change 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2016
Jun 2013

93000 mi

US $837
Water Pump and Head Gasket Failure 
Sep 2013

95000 mi

US $195
Radiator Cracked open at the top seam,Replaced radiator and coolant. 
Jul 2014

98300 mi

US $299
ECC lost memory,had to replace unit. 
Jul 2015

99000 mi

US $134
All ABS system warning lights on, ABS pump failure.Replaced Pump,Wheel sensors and rotors.Thin rotors probably caused problems.Rotors and wheels to hot to touch after hard braking,also not braking well enough.Could cause bearing failure in 
Jun 2016

101000 mi

US $128
Front caliper locked up,had to replace rotor and caliper 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Indiana, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2011
Jan 2009

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. 
Jun 2009

260000 mi

US $140
Radiator cooling fan motor replaced along with antifreeze because of removal of radiator and fuse for the motor 
Feb 2010

289000 mi

US $280
HVAC blower motor stopped working after being noisy for a few weeks. 
Oct 2010

306000 mi

US $180
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 2015
Aug 2008

71000 mi

US $60
The original front suspension bushings were shot and I replaced them with aftermarket Polyurethane bushings. The results were great! 
Apr 2010

94000 mi

US $65
Replaced rear shocks. 
Jul 2012

107300 mi

US $125
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. 
Aug 2012

107700 mi

US $1150
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. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Georgia, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2014
Jan 2014

105300 mi

US $490
Control arms, both sides Leaking power steering hose 
Sep 2014

109000 mi

US $190
Both tie rods had to be replaced. Tires had been wearing unevenly. 

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Missouri, United States
Jan 2015 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

168000 mi

US $330
Valve gasket cover leaking oil and was replaced along with the PCV valve. Serpentine belt was about to break and also replaced. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Maryland, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

126000 mi

US $700
Had to replace the transmission control module. 
Jun 2016

139000 mi
Head gasket failure 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ohio, United States
Jul 2006 - Jun 2016
Aug 2006

95811 mi

US $525
Replace control arm bushings Replace front sway bar links and bushings Replace transmission mount 
Nov 2006

99962 mi

US $891
Replace torque converter and transmission oil pump 
Jul 2008

124442 mi

US $187
Replace EGR valve, PCV valve, valve cover gasket, spark plugs and wires. 
Aug 2009

142825 mi

US $100
Replace steering pump 
May 2011

168353 mi

US $791
Replace lower control arms Replace outer tie rod ends Sway bar bracket bolts snapped while replacing control arm, had to have repaired by shop 
Apr 2014

186300 mi

US $75
Ac not blowing cold. Recharged ac and added leak detection dye. Told to return when ac stopped working again. 
Feb 2015

191000 mi

US $60
Both right side tires leaking air. Found corrosion on bead of wheel where tire sits. Corrosion was removed and new valve stem installed. Left front tire rapidly loosing air. Found corrosion on wheel bead where tire meets wheel. Cleaned corrosion and installed new valve stem. 
Aug 2015

196000 mi

US $1200
Replaced a/c compressor, condenser, accumulator, orifice tube, and pressure switch. Recharged system. 
Sep 2015

197000 mi

US $100
Front Pads and rotors replaced. Pads were sticking in caliper bracket due to rust and caused wear to rotors. 
Oct 2015

198000 mi
Replacement radiator leaking. Replaced radiator. 
Jan 2016

201000 mi

US $100
Front right caliper was sticking. Replaced caliper, bracket, and hydraulic hose. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alabama, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
Mar 2014

110000 mi
Water pump replaced and timing belt replaced 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Washington, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

102000 mi

US $239
loss of compression 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Oklahoma, United States
Jul 2009 - May 2013
May 2013 Nothing. Car not worth the cost. It died and would not start--put in new battery and made sure fuel was good. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Iowa, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

75000 mi

US $2500
Entire transmission replaced. Unknown cause. 
Aug 2010

86000 mi

US $2500
Gasket replacements. Unknown cause. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Oct 2011
Sep 2009

83229 mi

C $700
low joint bolt and other front parts replacement 
Feb 2010

84863 mi

C $321
LBJ and front part replacement 
Jul 2010

89583 mi

C $334
Battery replacement 
Sep 2010

92577 mi

C $90
Refrigerant Refilled 
Oct 2010

94527 mi

C $253
Front wheel speed sensor troubleshooting - ABS lights on 
Mar 2011

99308 mi

C $643
Security module reboot 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Georgia, United States
Dec 2001 - Jul 2014
Oct 2001

2500 mi
Solenoid failed, car wouldn't shift, had to have it towed. Very early on in car's life, 1st few thousand miles. 
Feb 2002

5000 mi
Power steering pump failed, repaired under warranty. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Idaho, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2016
Apr 2016

69000 mi

US $1009
NEW FRONT ROTORS AND PADS. FLUID DRAIN, FLUSH, REPLACE. NEW FRONT CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS AND SWAY BAR STABILIZER LINK PINS. TWO SWAY BAR LINK ELIMINATORS. TWO CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

261000 mi
Over heat and stall 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ontario, Canada
May 2008 - Jun 2016
Sep 2015

47740 mi

C $50
Both tailgate gas-filled struts were replaced 
Jun 2016

48360 mi

C $450
Various suspension bushings replaced. Were worn, had noises from the front end. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2016
Jul 2013

114300 mi
new bushings on all of the under carriage 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2015 - Feb 2016
Feb 2016

155000 mi

US $65
replaced multi-function switch (3rd time!) and wiring connector for switch. royal pain in the butt 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2016
Sep 2015

138000 mi

US $54
Replaced brake pads 
Nov 2015

140000 mi

US $350
A/C compressor had to be replaced - replaced compressor, high pressure switch, and belt 
May 2016

145000 mi

US $115
Water pump leaking. Replaced the water pump 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in New York, United States
Nov 2008 - Sep 2014
Sep 2012

204000 mi

US $400
Lower Control Arms and bushings replaced by Chrysler, at 201,000 miles - under their warranty with $100 deductible. Paid for tie rod. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ohio, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2015
Dec 2010

191000 mi

US $150
Changed EGR assembly and exhaust system from catalytic convertor back. 
Mar 2011

197921 mi

US $127
Watts linkage - bell crank replaced (this is number 4). 
Nov 2015

242300 mi

US $150
Worn wheel bearings. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2016
Aug 2013

105500 mi

US $1150
Squeeks and rubbing sounds. Replaced 2 lower control arms, 1 outer tie-rod end, sway bar kit, 1 upper/1 lower motor mount. Previously replaced several motor mounts and was advised of waring bushings. Finally fixed. Driver power window non-functional for about a year, then front passenger side started acting up. Replaced window switch, but driver side only occasionally would lower. Shop suggested replacing motor, but after 2 months, window works fine. 
Jan 2015

114000 mi
Replaced dead 2.5 year old battery. 
Sep 2015

118000 mi

US $1500
Timing belt failed. Repair included replacing water pump (recommended due to age of vehicle and accessibility from belt repair). 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2012
Mar 2010

27000 mi

US $200
rusted left front brake caliper - seized. previously had same problem with the right front caliper. 
Aug 2012

42700 mi

US $500
corrosion on calipers and slides made brakes less effective. replaced front calipers & pads with rebuilt units. replaced rear pads 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2009 - Aug 2013
Mar 2009

90000 mi

US $30
Replaced power steering pressure switch 
Sep 2010

110000 mi

US $40
Lower engine mount Replaced upper engine mount 
Jan 2012

135000 mi

US $56
Noise was heard going around left hand corners. Replaced right rear wheel bearing in the driveway. 
May 2013

150000 mi

US $70
Leaking brake fluid was symptomatic of a failing master cylinder which I replaced. 
Jul 2013

151000 mi

US $6
Overheating due to bad radiator cap 
Aug 2013

151000 mi

US $50
Tie rod end began to make a chatter while turning and it was replaced and aligned in my driveway. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Virginia, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

154000 mi
water pump broke front eng lost all gears 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Virginia, United States
May 2008 - Dec 2015
Oct 2008

64000 mi

US $125
Needed pads and front rotors. 
Feb 2009

66000 mi

US $100
Had to replace the solenoid pack on the transmission. 
Aug 2009

69000 mi

US $35
Replaced steering high pressure switch. Got a 0551 code 
Jul 2010

75000 mi

US $150
replaced shocks (preventive) and control arm bushings (worn) 
May 2011

83000 mi

US $25
replaced the windshield washer pump. 
Jan 2015

112300 mi

US $300
cooling system leak 
Aug 2015

115700 mi

US $130
leaking lower power steering hose 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in New York, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2013
Mar 2012

145000 mi

US $230
Front right shock was leaking; it no longer functioned as intended. 
May 2012

146000 mi

US $1290
The rear on the passenger side began failing. Both the driver side and passenger side rear calipers were replaced. ABS module failed. No ABS or traction control. The module needed to be replaced, reprogrammed, and all brake lines needed to be bled. 
Nov 2012

148700 mi

US $180
Original exhaust failed after 148,000 miles. I asked a mechanic to diagnose complete exhaust system but I performed the repair. I replaced the muffler and downpipe. Did not replace catalytic converter. 
Dec 2012

149000 mi
Bad seal between tire and rim. Ongoing issue on all 4 chrome tires. 
Mar 2013

149000 mi
Water pump seized. Tore apart the timing belt. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2012
Sep 2011

51000 mi

US $60
Replace multi-function switch on turn signal side of steering wheel to correct faulty fog lamps, coming on with car off and running battery down. Plig # 5083442AA connected to multi-function switch had incurred damage, possibly by removal & re-installation numurous times. Chryslerjeepparts.com has them for $45.77. Dealer is much closer to $100.00 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Michigan, United States
May 2008 - Oct 2010
Dec 2009

74000 mi

US $400
brakes 
Feb 2010

77000 mi

US $80
Multifunction switch failed causing fog lights to come on and off randomly. Caused battery to run down. Temporary fix was pulling the fuse until part arrived. Failed once before while under warranty. 
May 2010

80000 mi
Multifunction switch failed again, replaced under part warranty. 
Jul 2010

82000 mi

US $180
Power steering switch replaced. 

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Great Britain
Feb 2009 - Dec 2010
Aug 2010

81000 mi

£1000
ABS/TRAC light problem could not be rectified as nobody could read the codes. Broken coil spring and worn control arm bushes so all new front springs/wishbones fitted for MOT. 
Dec 2010

82000 mi
ABS/TRAC light still on when sold; no one could read the codes. 
Chrysler in Michigan, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

146000 mi

US $125
Water pump leak then inop. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Denmark
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

111600 mi

$1200
 

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2008 - Nov 2009
Sep 2008

75020 mi

C $400
Transmission Control Module failes. Total front end rebuild. 
Jan 2009

77500 mi

C $1967
Waterpump leaked. Replaced waterpump, timing belt, and pulleys. Small red leak, Thermosat housing leak. 
Nov 2009

89280 mi
Lower head gasket/thermostat housing leak, approx cost of repair $1,000.00 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2009
Feb 2009

129000 mi

US $589
Broken exhaust flex coupling.  Leaking cam cover gasket and oil pan gasket. 

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Sep 2009

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; 
Dec 2009

102000 mi

US $1
HVAC blower failed. Found shortcircuit, patched, replaced blown fuse and returned to service. 

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