We are 108,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

sort by date
TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
11/14/05 NHTSA ID: 10017651
TSB ID: 1900805

Revised power steering system bleeding procedures. *sc
10/25/04 NHTSA ID: 10009785
TSB ID: 1900304

Steering column click sound.
07/16/04 NHTSA ID: 10007938
TSB ID: 1802004

Flash: engine sag or rough idle or veichle surge at engine speeds around 3000 rpm. *mj
07/01/04 NHTSA ID: 10007587
TSB ID: 1900402

Steering column click sound. *mj
05/03/04 NHTSA ID: 10006455
TSB ID: 0900704

Irregular engine snapping sound.
04/03/03 NHTSA ID: 10000904
TSB ID: 1100103

Loss of power, squealing / aspiration sound, malfunction indicator lamp illumination.
Looking for a warranty? Get a quote.
04/01/03 NHTSA ID: 10000833
TSB ID: 1900702

Lower steering column click sound.
02/21/03 NHTSA ID: 10000310
TSB ID: 1400102A

Fuel cap difficult to remove.
09/27/02 NHTSA ID: 634134
TSB ID: 02001

Subject regarding coolant outlet rubber plug leak for pt cruiser diesel. *slc
09/27/02 NHTSA ID: 634090
TSB ID: 1400102

Subject regarding fuel cap difficult to remove. *slc
09/27/02 NHTSA ID: 634066
TSB ID: 1900402

Subject regarding steering column click sound. *slc
09/27/02 NHTSA ID: 634137
TSB ID: 02001A

Subject regarding coolant outlet rubber plug leak for pt cruiser diesel, this is a revision to correct a part number and add a picture of the part for identification purposes. *slc
03/06/02 NHTSA ID: 628186
TSB ID: 1802701

Some vehicles may exhibit moderate to severe high way speed 45-60 mph vehicle surge.
10/26/01 NHTSA ID: 623172
TSB ID: 1900701

Information on new power steering fluid.*slc
03/23/07 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10021239
TSB ID: 0803006

Powertrain control module initialization.
04/26/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10013731
TSB ID: 0801505

Powertrain control module initialization. *sc
03/31/05 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10012813
TSB ID: 0600105

Transmission gear rattle sound at idle.
11/29/04 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10010478
TSB ID: 0300604

Front hub/half shaft click/pop sound.
10/22/03 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10003524
TSB ID: 2100903

Automatic transmission diagnostic teardown procedure. various models including the 2004 ram truck, durango, sebring convertible, cherokee, vision, neon, and voyager. *sc
02/24/03 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10000329
TSB ID: 02020

Delayed transaxle engagement after initial start up.
02/24/03 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10000330
TSB ID: 27

The transaxle low/reverse accumulator cover o-ring on certain vehicles may become dislodged.
10/30/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 635719
TSB ID: 2100102

Some vehicles may have a transaxle that will not move or slips in reverse or first gear.
10/30/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 635704
TSB ID: 02012

Some vehicles may experience a slipping or no drive condition in reverse or first gear.
10/30/02 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 635706
TSB ID: 02012

Some vehicles may experience a slipping or no drive condition in reverse or first gear.
10/03/01 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 621898
TSB ID: 2100601

Automatic transmission fluid usage atf+4. *mj
06/11/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10021599
TSB ID: 0800107

Passenger air bag deactivation.
06/05/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10001525
TSB ID: 1801603

Interior/exterior lamps flicker.
03/27/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 629139
TSB ID: 0802801

Moisture accumulation inside a vented headlamp assembly condition.
03/27/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 629148
TSB ID: 2300502

Subject regarding white film on instrument cluster bezel and/or passenger airbag cover.
03/27/02 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 629163
TSB ID: 2300402

Subject regarding front window regulator squeak.
11/29/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 625620
TSB ID: 0801701

Subject regarding safety systems - vehicle modifications / repair.
10/26/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 623312
TSB ID: 0801601

Information regarding vehicles equipped with radios will have a new locking radio antenna connector. *slc
09/04/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 620953
TSB ID: 01009

Rapid response transmittion regarding vehicles built and shipped with possible 41te solenoid assemblies that may contain non-heat treated plungers.
07/10/01 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 620059
TSB ID: 0801001

Subject regarding airbag / clock spring service for various models including 2002 model year jeep liberty.
04/26/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10013780
TSB ID: 2304304

Transit film removal. 2006 chrysler pt cruiser, and 2005-2006 ram truck *sc
06/05/03 Other NHTSA ID: 10001520
TSB ID: 0801003

Seat belt cinch bar service for various models including 2004 models.
09/28/02 Other NHTSA ID: 634254
TSB ID: 02002

Subject regarding technical service bulletin 230052 incorrect information, 2002 (pg/pt) pt cruiser.*slc
09/28/02 Other NHTSA ID: 634272
TSB ID: 1802002

Flash programming failure recovery. *slc
09/27/02 Other NHTSA ID: 634082
TSB ID: 2200102

Chrome wheel care. *slc
09/27/02 Other NHTSA ID: 634077
TSB ID: 2301502

Subject regarding outside rearview mirror glass replacement. *slc
09/26/02 Other NHTSA ID: 633958
TSB ID: I0880302

Subject regarding spiral plate diesel battery testing, charging, and vehicle storage procedures. *slc
11/30/01 Other NHTSA ID: 625650
TSB ID: 2302701

Subject regarding outside rearview mirror glass replacement.
07/11/01 Other NHTSA ID: 620066
TSB ID: 1801201

Subject regarding generic scan tool (gst), publication no. 81-170-00008 provided with this technical service bulletin to provide reference information when using generic scan tool on obdii vehicles.

Return to top

Chrysler PT Cruiser TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

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.