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Chrysler PT Cruiser Recalls

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Recall Date Problem Area Recall Text
09/20/04 On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 2.4l non-turbocharged engines and automatic transaxles, the power steering pressure hose may contact the automatic transaxle differential cover, potentially damaging the hose.

Power steering fluid leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in an underhood fire.

Dealers will inspect and relocate, or replace as necessary, the power steering hose and confirm torque of the hose fastener at the steering gear end. the recall began on september 20, 2004. owners should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Daimlerchrysler recall no. d18.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
08/12/02 On certain passenger vehicles, the fuel supply line could contact the air-conditioning tube service port. this can cause chafing of the line resulting in a fuel leakage.

Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

Dealers will inspect the fuel line for abrasion and install a clip to ensure isolation. in cases with evidence of fuel line abrasion, the fuel line will be replaced. owner notification began august 12, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Daimlerchrysler recall no.b16. also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
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10/08/01 Vehicle description: certain sport utility vehicles are being recalled for a software error in the instrument cluster microprocessor. under certain conditions, the cluster, with the majority of its gauges, illumination, and warning lamps, could become inoperative.

Driving the vehicle with an inoperative cluster could cause a distraction, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will re-flash the cluster software to correct the condition. owner notification began october 8, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
04/15/03 Transmission and Drivetrain On certain passenger vehicles, manual transmission models only, a welded pin internal to the dual-mass flywheel (dmf) assembly can unseat and become lodged between the flywheel and the clutch disc.

If this occurs, the clutch may not disengage when the clutch pedal is depressed.

Dealers will replace the flywheel and clutch assemblies with the updated design parts. owner notification began on april 14, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Daimlerchrysler recall no. c09. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
10/25/04 Brakes and Traction Control Certain passenger vehicles equipped with 4-wheel antilock braking system (abs), 2.4l high output turbocharged engine, and 5-speed manual transaxle, may exhibit inadequate clearance between the left front brake tube and the transaxle housing.

Contact between the brake tube and the transaxle housing over an extended period of time may eventually lead to perforation of the brake tube, which could lead to a loss of braking force in the left front/right rear circuit of vehicle.

Dealers will install revised brake tubes. the recall began october 25, 2004. owners should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Daimlerchrysler recall no. d45.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration?s auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
04/30/07 Other On certain passenger vehicles, the rear quarter glass attaching fasteners may pull through their mounts and allow the glass to separate from the vehicle.

If the glass separates while driving, it could strike another vehicle or injure a pedestrian.

Dealers will replace the rear quarter glass. the recall began on april 30, 2007. owners may contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Daimlerchrysler recall no. g01.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

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Chrysler PT Cruiser Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.