2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Chrysler PT Cruiser 2002

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (26%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (2%)

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser body repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (20%)

< $100 (80%)

Chart based on 5 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

600 mi Windshield replaced. Weather strip around glass would curl away from car when below freezing. This allowed gravel(!) to collect. Dealer asked if rear window was leaking at the time, which it was not. 
52237 mi

US $509
Replaced all four chrome alloy wheels because corrosion around the valve stems caused them to lose 5-7 PSI per day. Chrysler picked up half of the tab. 
58000 mi

US $30
Major clouding of headlight lenses 
97000 mi The paint is failing. Clear coat is coming off, and looks terrible. granted it is now 12 years old, but it is a garaged car, and my jeep is almost 20 years old with original paint that looks fine. 
27900 mi

C $370
The chronically bad chrome plated wheels were taken to a wheel shop to have the chrome machined off the tire mating surfaces to cure the corroded surfaces. Dealer admits the had crappy wheels but too far from warranty. Cost 370.00 Can. 

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Body Problems

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