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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

76 TrueDelta members own a 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser. 19 of these members (25%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 37 suspension and steering repairs to 2002 Chrysler PT Cruisers--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser repairs by problem area

39% of the 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 4% to the brakes, 29% to the suspension, 18% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 2% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 128 repairs.

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 25% cost less than $100, 55% between $100 and $499, 9% between $500 and $999, 5% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 56 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 69000    
70000 1 Ball joints had to be replaced. Also upgraded all of the front suspension bushings and replaced the struts. 
83000  

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alaska, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Unknown component of steering system replaced. Car was gradually pulling more and more to the right. Dealer claimed there was a defective part. Car was at dealership for approximately one week (mostly waiting for parts). 
36000 100 Rear shocks rattling like cans in a bag. Replaced and noise is mostly corrected. 
 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 47000    
52000 996 Rack-n-Pinion Replaced 
73000  
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 41540    
43400 250 Front wheel bearing 
79320 0 lower control arm bushing, reprogramed flash memory 
98420 300 replaced both front sway bar links 
106200 0 growling noise from wheel bearing 
114080  
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 41000    
72000 270 Steady grinding noise coming from drivers side front wheel. Wheel bearings needed to be replaced. Front rotors showed wear and pads were thin. As preventive measure besides the bearings, I replaced the front rotors and brake pads. 
80300 170 Replaced faulty power steering pressure switch.  Found loose tie rod end. Tie rod end not repaired in this trip 
81000  
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 89280    
97340 5300 Front control arm bushings replaced. 
 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 40920    
57660 700 Clunk from front suspension; 1 lower ball joint plus front shocks replaced. 
 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
269 Front control arm bushings. 
69000 0 Front left wheel bearing replaced. After returning from the previous repair trip, the suspension was making a loud popping noise around turns, which continued to get worse. Shop found loose bolt in suspenion, supposedly unrelated to wheel bearing repair. 
71000 270 Right front wheel bearing replaced. 
79700 267 Replaced both outer tie-rod ends. 
89000 125 One front stabilizer bar link broken, other one badly bent. Replaced links on both sides. 
 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 54000    
62000 178 Lower right ball joint worn. 
63000 200 Right front sway bar bushings replaced and right front wheel bearing(s) replaced. 
 

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Great Britain
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 63000    
74000 250 Track rod end on the steering rack badly worn Bushes on the front suspension wishbones badly worn and were "knocking" Have replaced all the bushes on the car with polyurethane upgrades 
78000 155 Both rear shock absorbers had failed, leaking fluid badly and offered no resistance to shocks at all. Replaced with new gas ones 
89000 50 Ball joint on the front suspension wishbone had failed, replaced with a new one 
 

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