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Chrysler PT Cruiser repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (26%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 943 repairs.
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Chrysler PT Cruiser repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (31%)

Chart based on 741 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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2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Maine, United States
- Jul 2010
May 2010

6000 mi
Replaced leaking Transaxle solenoid and faulty speed control switch under warranty. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Indiana, United States
- Oct 2010
Oct 2010 Repeated problems with driver seat "stand" breaking. over 4 documented repairs. transmisson computer went out at about 5,000 miles 

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2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Arizona, United States
- Mar 2014
Jun 2011

19500 mi

US $20
Heater motor and Door lock motor were replaced under warranty. Also did an oil and filter. 
Oct 2011

30000 mi
Dealer performed diagnostic and got low battery code. Dealer replaced battery under warranty. oil pressure sensor had stopped working, replaced under warranty.  
Jun 2012

35500 mi

US $100
Took it in for lube and oil. THis was coming up on the end of the factory warranty so I told them it seemed to have a vibration it didn't used to have. The diagnosed a bad motor mount and replaced it under warranty. 
Mar 2014

45000 mi

US $1000
Car was running hotter than usual and A/C would cut out and at idle when the A/C came back on car would almost stall. Fan assembly was bad and was replaced. While car was in shop for fan replacement dealer advised that the sway bar bushings and the lower control arm bushings were worn out. The cost was covered under warrantydirect.com extended warranty. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
- Sep 2010
Sep 2010

8000 mi
changed sensor 

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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Engine not specified

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Michigan, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012 The lower ball joints needed to be replaced. The sway bar needed to be retorqued and the bushings on the sway bar needed to be replaced. 

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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 180hp 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2017
Mar 2013

42000 mi
Radiator developed small leak at 41,000 miles. Replaced radiator and thermostat.  Engine mounts were worn, so had all three engine mounts replaced at the same time.. All work done under extended warranty. 
Nov 2015

72000 mi

US $98
Power Steering pressure switch on the bottom of the power steering pump had a small leak from worn o-ring. Had switch replaced. 
Aug 2016

78000 mi

US $21
The brake taillight switch failed...small switch at the top of the brake pedal arm. When you push the brake pedal, it pushes a button on the switch that makes the brake lights go on. Popped new switch in in 10 minutes... 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2014
Aug 2011

47000 mi

US $251
repaired driver side tie rod. Common on this car. 
Apr 2014

74000 mi
Sway bar bushings & links, tie rods, control arm bushings Radiator replacement Water pump failure, timing belt replaced, thermostat replaced Heater core failed. Not fixed, traded vehicle in 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Sep 2008 - Oct 2014
Oct 2008

4200 mi
Repaired water leak around windshield. Harsh 1-2 shift fixed with ECM reprogram per TSB. 
Sep 2011

27000 mi

US $34
Windshield washer nozzles broke apart after becoming brittle due to engine compartment heat. Nozzles replaced. 
Mar 2013

39000 mi

US $1064
Front lower control arm bushings starting making loud noises over bumps and in low-speed turns. Replaced lower control arms on both sides. 
Aug 2013

42000 mi
Knocking noise from transmission that followed engine speed. Transmission required rebuild (banner kit, input clutch hub/retainer, overdrive clutch plate, torque converter) due to broken overdrive/reverse reaction plate. 
Nov 2013

44000 mi

US $260
Loud scraping noise from front suspension while steering. Suspected left outer tie rod. Replaced but noise returned several days later. 
Oct 2014

50000 mi
Front suspension still making loud creaking noises when turning, but only when moving. Not sure if problem due to inner tie-rod or other component. Decided to sell vehicle. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2017
Nov 2014

50000 mi

US $630
Remove and replace radiator due to leak 
Feb 2016

61000 mi
Replaced timing belt, tensioner, and water pump 
Jul 2017

76000 mi

US $600
Worn right side lower engine mount 

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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 148hp 2.1L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Great Britain
Jan 2011 - Sep 2017
Dec 2012

35000 mi

£400
Fault of some kind with the tensioner/roller on one of the auxiliary drive belts causing belt to slip off/snap/be damaged repeatedly. Required replacement of the tensioner and belt. 
Dec 2013

43000 mi

£300
Serpentine belt pulley/tensioner failed (again - same as 12 months ago). Apparently this is a known issue and a modification recommended, but my vehicle had already *had* the mod, nevertheless it failed again. 
Feb 2014

43300 mi

£500
Alternator clutch seized, breaking serpentine belt and damaging pulleys etc. Possible that this was the problem all along. Alternator replaced, belt replaced, pulleys replaced. 
Jun 2014

45000 mi

£2000
Clutch slave hydraulic cylinder failed completely, clutch inoperable. Cylinder replaced, and clutch replaced while it was stripped down. 
Aug 2014

46100 mi
Engine mountings failed/loosened, probably due to clutch problems. Mechanic packed them with silicone bathroom sealer and tightened them. 
Mar 2015

50000 mi
Car now has a distinct knock or 'clunk' when changing up gears and when going over uneven road. Mechanic thinks it may be a bush on a 'torsion bar' (sp?). Not replaced yet as the part is hard to obtain and garage wants to look at car again 
Sep 2015

54000 mi

£500
Electric cooling fans failed so engine was overheating when vehicle was stationary. 
Feb 2016

56900 mi

£300
Another belt tensioner failed, snapping belts. 
Mar 2016

57000 mi

£300
Stabiliser bar replaced. 
Apr 2016

58000 mi

£500
Tie-rods/ends replaced Glow plugs replaced. 
Nov 2016

60900 mi

£1000
Alternator and/or belt linkage failed; alternator replaced 
Sep 2017

66000 mi

£200
Wheel bearing made loud squealing noise after rumbling for a while. Replaced. 

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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Nevada, United States
Jan 2014 - Oct 2016
Feb 2014

53000 mi
Passenger seat air bag sensor faulty 
Mar 2015

59000 mi

US $130
Check engine light came on due to a bad camshaft position sensor. 
Nov 2015

63100 mi

US $100
Replaced crack vacuum hose 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alabama, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2013
Apr 2012

75700 mi

US $54
Camshaft Position Sensor malfunctioned causing check engine light to come on while driving and once stopped, caused engine to not turn over. Easy replacement of part by mechanic - problem solved. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Nova Scotia, Canada
Oct 2013 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

48980 mi
intermittent wipers stop for no reason-have to get out and manually start cannot duplicate problem when you want to 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Arizona, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Jul 2008

2000 mi
Windshield developed bubbles in glass. Dealer agreed it was defective and sent a glass company out to replace. New Mopar windshield is perfect. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Sep 2010 - May 2015
Apr 2015

86000 mi
Transmission is breaking down, apparently. Noise, vibration, hesitation in reverse. The car still runs. Initially there was a probability of smaller less expensive issue, which apparently is not the case. Opted to not do the work 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Apr 2017
Jun 2015

212000 mi

US $100
The radiator cooling fan had to be replaced. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alabama, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2015
Dec 2010

45000 mi

US $160
drivers seat side panel support tabs broke, causing seat switch to malfunction. Paid dealer $150 for replacement side panel but it failed within 8 hours. Looks like poor design. 
May 2013

102600 mi

US $20
replaced windshield sprayer nozzle 
Jul 2013

106500 mi

US $600
replaced water pump 
Feb 2014

111700 mi

US $1500
timing belt broke, shop recommened replacing water pump at same time.  also noted two motor mounts needed replacing 
Dec 2014

122000 mi

US $725
replaced calipers, rotors, & pads; updated software in computer (dealer's recommendation) couldn't find source of noise coming from cooling system? 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in New York, United States
Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
Mar 2016

131000 mi

US $200
Horn and horn switch failed. Spark plugs, wires and PCV and air filter Camshaft position sensor 
Apr 2016

131000 mi

US $1300
Rear wiper Cooling not working AC Damper Selector knob not turning Airbag light on Tire pressure monitoring light blinks indicating a problem with the system when it is cold outside. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in New York, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2017
Aug 2009

27000 mi
Front lower control arm bushings replaced on both sides. Warranty covered 
Aug 2011

34500 mi

US $250
Cam position sensor failed 
Nov 2011

39500 mi

US $210
TPM sensor failed due to corrosion. Am told others will fail in the future. TPM failed due to corrosion 
Mar 2012

39000 mi

US $350
Bushings split on both rear strut rod and stabilizer bar assemblies. Both replaced 
Apr 2013

50800 mi

US $150
Thermostat gasket leaking. Replaced 
Jun 2013

55000 mi

US $170
Car would not start. Had to jockey shifter to engage starter 
Apr 2014

66300 mi

US $350
Complete lower control arm and sway bar replacement 
Jun 2015

72000 mi

US $120
Shifter was difficult to move and to completely put into the Park position. 
Jun 2016

74000 mi

US $215
Camshaft sensor failed again 
Jun 2017

75000 mi

US $375
Shifter cable frayed. Replaced 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2011
Jan 2010

16000 mi
Reset/flashed transmission software to solve jerky downshifting. 
Jun 2011

32000 mi

US $325
I had to replace the PCV Valve and an internal sensor as well as have the software updated for the transmission. 
Dec 2011

34000 mi

US $1100
The transmission failed, causing severe vibration and then refused to shift out of first gear. The diagnosis included burned out clutch, damaged transmission control module, and solenoid. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

60000 mi
The air conditioner quit working. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alabama, United States
- Sep 2009
Sep 2009

24000 mi
Car would not start and would not take a jump either. Had it towed in and service dept said one cell of battery was not charging. Replaced it under warranty in about 30 minutes. No problems since 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2012 - Oct 2015
Feb 2013

38700 mi

US $120
Two tire pressure sensors replaced. Make sure to keep the valve caps tightly screwed in place! Water corroded the sensors. 
Jun 2014

50000 mi

US $133
Replaced worn out passenger side front engine mount hoping to eliminate loud banging noise when turning or hitting bumps. We have already replaced the upper control arms hoping to eliminate the noise. 
Oct 2014

54000 mi
Dashboard turns itself off then back on while driving and engine hesitates. We still have the loud banging noise from under the passenger seat area. broken strut on passenger side 
Nov 2014

55500 mi

US $100
The electrical problem that shut the dashboard down relates to the position of the electric powered seat. The seat is run way up close then the problem happens. We solved it by putting a pillow behind my wife when she drives. 
Oct 2015

65000 mi

US $500
Replaced dashboard cluster to end false trouble messages. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Iowa, United States
Aug 2016 - Sep 2017
Sep 2016

34000 mi

US $200
Left front caliper brake replaced. It was dragging from a stuck piston. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2017
Oct 2008

4000 mi
Rear brake drums replaced under warranty, finally stopped all shudder when braking at over 60 MPH. 
Dec 2009

9900 mi
Air bag causing the horn to stick, replaced airbag under warranty. 
Aug 2012

32600 mi

US $100
On an earlier visit repair tech saw left shock absorber was leaking, ordered replacement part, replaced on this visit. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2012 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

86800 mi

C $400
Tie Rod popped out while driving. Needed to replace Tie rods and Bushings. 

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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 180hp 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Georgia, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

58000 mi

US $1058
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON. REPLACE CAM AND CRANK SENSORS. REPLACE 4 SPARK PLUGS AND IGNITION CABLES CLEAN THROTTLE BODY 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Colorado, United States
Aug 2011 - Jul 2017
Sep 2016

78000 mi

US $1000
Replaced Starter, Starter Relay, Engine Module and Starter Switch. Both Oxygen Sensors will need attention ie. computer. 
Oct 2016

78300 mi

US $40
Replaced the cam position sensor. Car runs perfectly again. No need to replace oxygen sensors. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2014
Aug 2008

11851 mi
11851 miles - yellow engine light came on and stayed on. dealer informed me that it *might* be a loose gas cap (it definitely was not). light reset. 12,039 miles soft trim described in 4/08 is replaced. 
Oct 2008

14906 mi
soft trim has come loose again. this time replaced and *adhered*. seems like it has a much better chance of working "for keeps." rear rattle fixed! 
Jan 2009

24028 mi
engine light comes on again. shop claims they find leak in the gas cap and replace it. (this ends up permanently fixing the problem.) 
Jun 2009

35000 mi
roll bar trim has come loose *again*. repaired under warranty. 
Apr 2010

55000 mi
stone chip repaired in the windshield. 
May 2010

57000 mi

US $100
air conditioner has lost its fluid and yet the system isn't showing any leaks ... hmm ... first work done under my lifetime service contract -- i pay the deductible only. 
Aug 2011

70000 mi

US $100
back to the shop for my AC not working. the dye job from last time showed a leak in the AC discharge line. the total bill would have been $485, my warranty wrap was just a $100 deductible. fixed. for now. again. 
Dec 2011

77000 mi

US $238
a brake repair shop mentioned seeing a leak from the rack & pinon gear. on my 72K oil change the shop replaced the R&P gear as well as both control arms. $100 to me due to my service contract...would've been $1500 without. the windshield washers quit functioning (probably due to las vegas hard water clogs?) and had to be replaced. 
Sep 2013

111000 mi

US $100
Replacement of turbo charger to end ticking noise. Covered by original lifetime powertrain warranty. Transmission replaced. Covered by lifetime powertrain warranty. Do note, it's entirely possible that the dealer didn't know what they were doing. Replaced cam position sensor. Paid $100 out of my pocket for service contract deductible ... total cost would have been about $250. Replaced engine mounts. New battery. 
Dec 2013

115000 mi
Air intake hose severely cracked. Split vacuum line. $150 out of my pocket. 
Apr 2014

120800 mi

US $320
Spark plug seals leaking. Replaced plugs and seals. $320 out of my pocket. Replaced engine mounts. 

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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Missouri, United States
Oct 2012 - Jul 2014
May 2013

41800 mi

US $600
Replaced the crank shaft sensor 
Jul 2013

46000 mi

US $570
Cylinder 1 misfiring 
Jul 2014

61000 mi

US $150
A/C hose replaced 

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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
Feb 2013

50000 mi

US $40
Replaced radiator fan relay Replaced radiator fan relays. 

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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Missouri, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2014
Apr 2013

50300 mi

US $280
Upper and lower motor mount 
Jun 2014

57000 mi
Problems with overheating and a sensor. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
May 2016

70000 mi

US $1000
Evaporative emissions problem from the fuel tank. Car would sometimes stumble when accelerating 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Maryland, United States
Oct 2010 - Feb 2014
Oct 2010

35475 mi

US $83
Right front wheel bearing bad already - replaced. Airbag replaced due to horn sticking. Still have a thump coming from right rear tire and came home with a new creaking sound coming from front right wheel well area. All warranty repairs. 
May 2013

84600 mi

US $20
Replaced driver side tie-rod end. Possibly related to another driver hitting my car in May of last year. 
Jul 2013

87700 mi

US $150
Lower control arms replaced for the 4th TIME!!! So bad that a loud popping noise was heard over slightest bump and around turns. Last set installed in October of 2012. Ridiculous. 
Feb 2014

95000 mi
Tie rod end, wheel bearings, possible motor mounts (again) needed, etc., etc. Gave up and traded car in. Loved the look and style, but it was too much trouble. Ate front end parts like nobody's business. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2012 - Oct 2016
Oct 2016

56000 mi
A/C quit working 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
- Mar 2011
Mar 2011

32030 mi

US $33
Replaced Part SU3019 after getting repeated "camshaft rotation sensor" errors 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2012 - Jan 2013
Nov 2012

77300 mi

US $250
On going problem with bushings. Replaced 4 times when owing the car. 3 times under warranty. Final time they replaced the control arm and sway bars 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2017
Jul 2015

57200 mi

US $282
left front ABS/TC sensor had mechanical failure, replaced speed sensor. 
Sep 2015

58000 mi

US $140
After front pad replacement, left front Caliper started hanging up causing pad overheating condition. decided to replace Both front calipers with rebuilt units. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
May 2013 - Jul 2013
Jun 2013

76000 mi

US $100
Fumes were coming out of engine. Car stop running. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2013
Nov 2012

128700 mi

US $500
Ignition switch 

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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 180hp 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Arizona, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2017
Jan 2011

1 mi

US $1
test. 

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Engine not specified

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

28000 mi

US $50
Engine Light, Fault Code for Camshaft Sensor. Car occasionally 'bolting' when starting off, relieved by de-celerating. Dealer updated code, saw no more engine light, but problem occured again the same evening. Will return for Sensor repair. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Arizona, United States
Dec 2014 - Oct 2015
Feb 2015

140000 mi

US $125
Freon 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Colorado, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

84900 mi

US $800
Rack and pinion required replacement. Replacement was made. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alabama, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2011
Nov 2010

99000 mi

US $1500
Replaced Timing Belt/WaterPump/Gaskets,Etc. 
Mar 2011

109000 mi

US $250
Overheating - New Thermostat installed 
Aug 2011

114000 mi

US $1000
Leaking Radiator replaced A/C not cold. Six cooling fan (electrical) replaced. 2nd replacement of this fan.  
Sep 2011

114000 mi
Newly replaced radiator leaking AGAIN. Dealer replaced AGAIN 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2012
Sep 2011

82000 mi

US $260
THE CLUTCH CONVERTER WAS NO GOOD AND COULDN'T GET ANY SHIFTS AND THE CLUTCH WIRE WAS WORN OUT. IT HAD TO BE REPLACED AND THE CLUTCH AND THE PULLY HAD TO BE REPLACED TOO. THE RADIATOR WAS REPLACED TOO. BUT THE CAR IS WORKING FINE NOW. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Virginia, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

92000 mi

US $250
Replaced valve cover gaskets 

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2009 - Jan 2013
Jul 2010

61000 mi

US $450
Tie rod end and track bar link replaced 
Aug 2010

62239 mi

US $1673
Clutch disc assembly and dual mass flywheel Clutch and dual mass flywheel replaced.  
Feb 2011

69000 mi

US $250
Sway bar bushings 
Apr 2011

69300 mi

US $500
Passenger side CV joint and drive shaft came apart. Replaced both.  
May 2011

70000 mi

US $500
AC hose developed a leak. Replaced 
Oct 2011

72200 mi

US $192
Cracked rim resulted in damaged tire 
Mar 2012

74000 mi

US $240
Tie rod broke. Repaired 
Sep 2012

76000 mi

US $238
Passenger side tie rod replaced 
Oct 2012

77000 mi
Battery kept dieing....all systems checked out ok. No parasitic draws or electrical system failure. Unexplained 
Jan 2013

73000 mi
The PT would simply be dead, randomly and increasing in frequency. Origin undetermined but suspected alternater may have been the issue but more likely a fault in wiring harness somewhere. Needed to stop the bleeding. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

35000 mi

US $1000
Instrument cluster replacement. Gauges would go up and down and warning lights would flash. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

59000 mi

US $650
Changed Air Filter, Spark Plugs, Spark Plug Wires, and front Left wheel bearing. Car still making noise coming from rear, unknown problem. 

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 180hp 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2015
Jul 2014

77700 mi

US $240
Drive axle and seal replaced . Do NOT use aftermarket 

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Maryland, United States
Aug 2007 - Oct 2017
Jan 2007

10000 mi

US $32
Replaced oxygen sensor at 43000 miles. Caused Check engine light. $136 at Midas. Replaced on my authority. 
Feb 2008

20000 mi

US $53
Replace broken glove door latch. My son pulled on it when locked and broke it. 
Jun 2010

43000 mi

US $156
Poisoned oxygen sensor. Unit replaced and code cleared. Failure has not returned. Error code P0138. Down stream sensor in CAT bad. 
Jan 2012

61000 mi

US $43
Hall effect cam position sensor failure. Replaced the sensor with an aftermarket unit and erased codes. 
Aug 2012

67500 mi

US $1000
Worn motor mounts. Shop claimed all connections bad. 
Apr 2013

72000 mi

US $2600
Replaced dryer / condenser and and cleaned system. Replace radiator fan and recharged system.  Replaced cam sensor magnet and hall effect cam sensor. 
Oct 2014

89700 mi

US $855
Flasher inoperable on right side when car lights on. Fast flash indicated light not working. Bulb replacement didn't work. Replaced engine controller to fix. No separate relay in electrical system, apparently. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Virginia, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2017
May 2009

38200 mi
Brake light switch replaced to repair non-functioning brake lights. 
Aug 2017

108000 mi
A/C recharge 
Sep 2017

108000 mi

US $220
Replaced both rear red tail lights because they exploded due to getting flooded in an automatic car wash. (The yellow turn signal/flasher lights were undamaged so not touched.) Replaced the three bulbs in the center brake light. They had been out for YEARS. Got headlights refurbished! They had gotten so foggy I was driving with my high beams on and my lights still seemed too dim to be safe. Now they're crystal clear and good as new! 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Queensland, Australia
Aug 2008 - Feb 2013
Dec 2010

70680 mi

A $360
knocking noise coming from front rhs strut, replaced both front struts 
Mar 2011

70680 mi

A $150
lower control arms replaced 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2016
Sep 2016

115000 mi

US $690
Fuel pump had to be replaced 
Oct 2016

115000 mi

US $20
replaced a map sensor 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Michigan, United States
Jul 2016 - Sep 2017
Sep 2016

132000 mi

US $30
Outer tie-rod end boots were badly worn. Replaced outer tie-rod ends on both sides. On front, ball joint boots and control arm bushings were badly worn. replaced ball joints, control arms, and control arm bushings on both sides on the front. Clunking in the rear when going over bumps. Replaced bad Watt's linkage and control arms. 
Feb 2017

135000 mi

US $230
Front left wheel bearing was noisy while driving. Replaced both wheel bearings and hub assemblies. 
Sep 2017

139000 mi

US $400
Check engine light was on, with the code indicating O2 sensor issue. Replaced both O2 sensors. Engine was making noise on acceleration due to old motor mounts allowing too much rotation. Replaced all 4 motor/transmission mounts. 

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Maryland, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2012
Aug 2011

41000 mi

US $878
Heard a chime sound & stopped at red light near a service station & decided to pull over to check it out. While parking the chime sounded very fast repeatedly. There was smoke coming from hood. Let engine cool & tested for problem. Replaced AC compressor  
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Nova Scotia, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

50840 mi

C $800
seized alternater and broken belt 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Illinois, United States
- Mar 2008
Mar 2008

28000 mi
Wheel bearing needed to be replaced on front driver's side. Fell under warranty, Dealer fixed at zero cost 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Jul 2010 - May 2014
Aug 2010

127000 mi

US $850
needed new timing belt 
May 2012

166300 mi

US $220
Motor fans went out 
Nov 2012

175500 mi

US $160
Both engine cooling fans went out 
Sep 2013

200000 mi

US $166
replaced fan and motor again. flushed the whole system and put the thermostat back in because overheating. old fan was operating only on low speed. it worked. 
Nov 2013

201000 mi

US $20
radiator hose leaking 
Jan 2014

184300 mi

US $987
security system failed ignition module went out. had to replace whole system. 
May 2014

211000 mi

US $260
transmission failed in 1st and 2nd. unable to go over 25 mph. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

82000 mi

US $20
engine overheated and fuel leak on fuel line at molded connection near firewall. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2015 - May 2016
Nov 2015

82460 mi

C $1000
both lower control arms replaced engine mount 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Jul 2013 - Oct 2017
Dec 2014

84000 mi
We smelled fuel when the A/C or heat was on. Turned out to be a loose spark plug. 
May 2015

87000 mi

US $100
AC would go warm and cause RPM to drop during idle. Problem caused by filter in line with the AC system. During visit to shop the mechanic noticed the electrical cooling fan was not working. This is the second time this fan has failed and part alone is $225. 
Aug 2016

94900 mi

US $500
Had to replace wireless communication box. Car would not recognize key 
Oct 2017

100000 mi

US $50
Cam Position Sensor failed. Sensor was less than 5 years old. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Michigan, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2017
Aug 2013

64300 mi

US $30
Replaced the right front wheel bearing 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2012
Jul 2010

65000 mi
Rough idle. 
Sep 2010

67000 mi
Rough idle not fixed. 
Jan 2011

70600 mi
Replaced #3 exhaust valve. 
Jul 2011

79000 mi

US $1400
Replaced battery, fan module,  engine coils. 
May 2012

88600 mi

US $1400
Valve seals, rear brakes. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2014 - Feb 2015
Oct 2014

95000 mi

US $800
AC was not blowing cold air only warm air no matter what speed the car was traveling, including while idling. Was told PCM would need to be replaced from the precious mechanic and only Chrysler could flash PCM. Took it dealership replaced and AC still not blowing col air, still blowing warm air - repair was unsuccessful. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Georgia, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2014
Sep 2014

58000 mi

US $300
Clutch seizes up when car gets hot. 
Oct 2014

58000 mi

US $120
All shift bushings changed by the first repair attempt. It didn't fix the problem. Took it to another mechanic, who changed the fluid and adjusted the clutch so that it engaged at the top of travel, i.e. a "slower clutch". That did it. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2014
May 2009

16000 mi
Instrument panel dimmer rheostat failed. Replaced instrument panel dimmer rheostat 
Apr 2012

34200 mi

US $65
Camshaft position sensor failed. Replaced sensor. 
Jan 2013

39000 mi

US $300
Replaced tie rod end to pass inspection 
Mar 2013

39000 mi

US $600
Replaced cracked radiator; was able to barely get it to the dealer before overheating. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Virginia, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2013
Jun 2011

87000 mi

US $1000
Replacement of Totally Integrated Power Module, unit send incorrect voltage to AC compressor. The module was expected to fail to control other electronic functions, so it was replaced. Module is VIN specific. 
Jun 2012

99000 mi

US $1600
Replace compressor, one pressure hose and cooling fans. 
Nov 2012

102600 mi

US $100
Replaced upper and lower engine support struts. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Michigan, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

54000 mi

US $600
Heard "clunking" in front suspension rear sway bar bushing was noisy 
Mar 2012

54000 mi
rear swaybar bushing was noisy when sold 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2017
Mar 2013

64000 mi

US $800
New engine mounts. Rubber worn thru. ALso lower control arms replaced because bushings were worn thru. Chrysler uses a soft rubber in their engine mounts, which cuts vibration, but means a shorter life. 
Nov 2015

81000 mi

US $260
After 9 years, radiator developed a pin-hole leak. Had to replace radiator. 
Jul 2016

83500 mi

US $121
Headlight 'multi-function' switch -- the arm on the left side of the steering wheel -- had a short and needed to be replaced. Bought new switch arm and installed myself in one hour. 
Sep 2016

85000 mi

US $151
Dash warning lights would "flash" off and on, alarm would sound....very intermittent. Maybe once every two days. Just for a few seconds. Replaced ignition switch. OEM switch: $51. Labor: 1 hr $100. total:$151. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

50840 mi

C $460
had to have tsb done and had to put a set of plugs in it. 
May 2010

50840 mi

C $130
brake pedal dropping between stops problem still persists 
Jul 2010

51460 mi

C $160
i was told that the wheel bearings were causing the brake problem however having changed both front wheel bearings the brake pedal still drops off or fades after turns. a new master cylinder was installed, but the problem remains even after spending $700. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2014
Oct 2013

80000 mi

US $600
Rewired alternator. Wheel bearings replaced, arm replaced. 
Jan 2014

US $275
Short under dash, which had killed 2 batteries before it was discovered. Fixed short. Timing belt failed, according to mechanic usually takes engine with it. Had engine rebuilt. 
Mar 2014

100000 mi

US $65
Replaced driver's side lower control arm. 
Jun 2014

100000 mi
Finally had a problem with the right front axle--wheel popping out beyond fender opening--my husband (who originally trained and worked as a mechanic) couldn't figure out how to fix, so we had to get rid of it. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2012
Apr 2012

126000 mi

US $250
Water pump failed and was covered under extended warranty, timing belt changed while engine was apart. 
May 2012

126000 mi

US $900
Car overheating cooling fan failure. Sold car back to dealer at loss since was apparent lemon.  Had wiring issue with left low beam, computer issue of some sort also. Dash lights would start blinking and gauges would go beserk occasionally. Decided to bail on car and cut my losses. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Utah, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2016
Aug 2014

98300 mi

US $400
Replaced both front wheel bearings. 
Jan 2016

110000 mi
Replaced timing belt 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2014
Oct 2013

82000 mi

US $410
Replaced the front lower swing arms and rear shocks 
Dec 2014

87000 mi

US $650
Engine cooling fan was inoperable 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alaska, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

49000 mi

US $430
Replaced leaking shocks  Replaced motor mounts 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

42000 mi

US $100
I had valve tap at 725miles took it back twice under factory warranty dealer kept saying it is normal. Now factory warranty is up and quess what now I have a valve tap under extended warranty. I am going to fight this with Chrysler. Nate Elkins 
Jun 2009

53000 mi

US $100
they replaced 8 of the lifters and still have valve tap. Going back to stealer again. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2009 - Aug 2012
May 2011

74000 mi

US $380
Head gasket leaking due to blowback from failed PCV. 
Aug 2012

93000 mi
Alternator died, and killed one battery before I sold it. IT WAS NOT REPAIRED, as I didn't have the money for repair and trade in. Power steering pump was making a loud screeching sound. AC clutch would make a loud "clunk" when engaging. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Aguascalientes, Mexico
Aug 2008 - Jul 2014
Apr 2012

13940 mi

$100
Replacement of A/C pressure switch. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2011
Mar 2011

37000 mi

US $150
Check battery light keep coming on. Had to replace battery cables. 
May 2011

38400 mi
Battery light was intermittent, when came on. Has to stop car, shut off & restart. Dealer did a software reload. 
Jun 2011

37000 mi
Car would overheat intermittently and could not be replicated at dealer if engine was shut off. Had to replace computer. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Arizona, United States
Feb 2017 - Jul 2017
Jun 2017

118775 mi

US $60
Car A/C stopped working after problems with motor fan. Due to 115+ degree weather, a cable melted which controlled the engine fan. The fan stopped working and car overheated. (I'm not exactly sure it's called an engine fan... But I think that's what mechanic called it.) 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2013
Feb 2012

49700 mi

US $1100
Replaced lower control arms, bushings, and sway bar bushings. Cleaned power steering fluid resevoir to remove debris that was limiting fluid movement and causing noise. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

139000 mi

US $650
car would not start on occasion; one time lost power and stopped. [replaced alternator] 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Virginia, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

77500 mi

US $550
Timing belt, water pump, belt tensioners replaced. 
May 2010

80000 mi

US $55
r/h lower front motor mount broken,i replaced the motor mount 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Virginia, United States
Apr 2016 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

136000 mi

US $80
AC system is broken, recharging doesn't fix it and I have brought it into Chrysler dealerships for repairs 3 previous times. I refuse to spend more money on this car. It is currently used as a tool storage shed. 

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4-door

2-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alabama, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2012
Mar 2012

69000 mi

US $75
replaced wiper component on steering column 

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in New York, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2014
Apr 2014

71000 mi

US $780
Rear brakes warn out. Replaced, rotor, pads & calipers. 

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in New York, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Sep 2013

143000 mi

US $300
Replaced pads rotors, and sticking brake calipers that caused pulsating braking due to warped rotors Intermittent check engine light and Code 0700. Car would activate limp-in mode as tranny would only use 3rd gear. Sometimes the traction control light would light as well. Issue has been ongoing for the past 3 years. 
Nov 2013

143000 mi

US $180
Another 0700 code. Check engine light, Traction control light, Car goes into Limp mode. Tiptronic function no longer works. Turned car off and on several times to get car running again, as usual. 

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 180hp 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ohio, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

US $90
Flasher/Turn signals do not work outside the car, but I can visibly see flashers on inside of car working-flashing real fast! The turn signal switch was changed, but there is still no turn signal/flasher activity! What's the problem now? 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

78000 mi

US $250
A/C, not sure of details at this time 

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2dr Convertible

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Sep 2011 - Apr 2014
Apr 2013

33000 mi

US $1100
cam sensor Passenger turn light not working, bulb good, driver turn light not working, bulb good. Replacing TIPM 

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Engine not specified

Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

73000 mi

US $160
Check engine light. Rear O2 sensor replaced. Front sensor OK. PCM problem so took to dealer. Multiple problems found. PCM replace 13 months ago. Dealer said out of warranty. Short in steering column probable cause & not repaired then. 

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2009 - Jul 2017
Apr 2010

75000 mi

US $100
Lost A/C. Found a/c hose leaking at fitting. Replaced hose assembly under extended warranty. Recharged system. Water pump replaced, just beginning to leak. Also had timing belt changed at the same time as it made sense to do it while the water pump was being replaced. 
Jan 2012

100300 mi

US $900
Replaced both front lower control arms as bushings were worn. 
Jan 2014

96500 mi

US $1000
Replaced both oxygen sensors. Front lower control arm bushings worn out. 
Nov 2014

119900 mi

US $1800
Replaced engine computer with new unit. Rebuilt ECU kept giving erroneous O2 sensor codes as did the original OEM ECU. Replacing ECU solved the problem. Replaced both front sway bar links and rear Z bar to eliminate clunking sounds over bumps. 
Jul 2017

139000 mi

US $40
Replaced power steering pressure switch 

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 180hp 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2014
Apr 2010

76200 mi
A/C not working at time of purchase. Dealer agreed to repair prior to delivery. A/C not working at time of purchase.Dealer agreed to repair prior to delivery.  
May 2010

76800 mi

US $35
engine light came on. got code #340, camshaft position sensor. bought part that night, replaced next day, reset computer, problem appears to be fixed. 
Aug 2010

78500 mi

US $45
Replaced camshaft position sensor, AGAIN! Previous replacement started coming up with error code PO344 after just 6 weeks. Confirmed by running diagnostics. No problems with this latest part, so far. Replaced camshaft position sensor, AGAIN! Previous replacement started coming up with error code PO344 after just 6 weeks. Confirmed by running diagnostics. No problems with this latest part, so far 
Nov 2012

93900 mi

US $500
Transmission control part of PCM failed. Limp mode, erratic shifting. Replaced PCM. Problem fixed. Fuel line leak at quick disconnect on line from fuel rail to metal line at firewall 
Sep 2013

98000 mi

US $1500
Blown head gasket. Also replaced timing chain. 

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
May 2013

54300 mi

US $22
Manual Transmission bushing wore out on shifting mechanism. Would not go into reverse 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Pennsylvania, United States
- Jan 2007
Jan 2007

15000 mi
Replace Front Axle Seal - covered under warranty 

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

101000 mi

US $188
Needs new motor mounts. Cost to repair about $1,015.00 because 2 of 3 are dealer part item and they have to take apart part of the A frame to effect repairs. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Utah, United States
Apr 2009 - Apr 2012
Oct 2009

52000 mi
oil pressure sensor was replaced 
Mar 2010

57000 mi
Replacement oil pressure sensor that was previously replaced failed again. Shop covered it under warranty for original repair. 
May 2010

60000 mi
Same oil pressure sensor issue. Previously replace part was aftermarket. Shop confirmed that this is a common issue with this vehicle, replaced with OEM part under shop warranty. 
Jun 2011

74000 mi

US $250
Check engine light would not come back on for shop. History code was for cam shaft balance sensor, part was replaced but light returned on the drive home. Took it back to shop, light wouldn't come on again. Going to take to dealer. 
Jul 2011

74500 mi

US $250
After researching the problem, I learned that two sensors if not replaced at the same time will usually cause the problem to continue. This time the second sensor was replaced with OEM part. Vehicle has been running perfectly since. 
Nov 2011

77000 mi
Same sensor issue as before. Aftermarket sensor was replaced under warranty by shop with OEM part. Car has been running fine ever since. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2017
Jul 2014

72700 mi

US $100
Car would stall and shut off with AC on. Replaced the radiator fan assembly because fan was not turing on when AC was turned on causing rough idle and stalling. 
Jan 2015

US $15
Oil pressure light coming on randomly at low speeds. Replaced oil pressure switch and problem is fixed. 
Mar 2016

99000 mi

US $40
The ABS light was on. Read the code and it said it was the driver side ABS sensor. Replaced the sensor and harness assembly. Everything now works properly and no ABS warning light now. 
Feb 2017

108000 mi

US $60
The car was idling rough and stalling out. The fuel pressure regulator had failed. Replaced it and the car ran fine after that. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2010 - Oct 2011
Mar 2010

58000 mi

US $794
camshaft position sensor replaced One of two fans were replaced. (Also, spark plugs had never been replaced. Replaced with platinum plugs.) 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Michigan, United States
Jan 2011 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

90000 mi

US $1065
The cam sensor repeatedly went out in the car. Reset the timing chain. Happened again a day later. Then replaced the cam, crank and readjusted the tensioner. Replace cam sensor, timing belt 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2014
Jun 2012

63000 mi

US $250
Camshaft sensor failed. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alabama, United States
Oct 2013 - Oct 2017
Nov 2013

59200 mi

US $75
drivers side cv axle boot was torn and cheaper to replace cv axle than only boot Had to replace rear shocks, car bottoming out on bad bumps 
Dec 2013

60000 mi
Had to replace lower control arms on both sides, affected the steering a bit and cause inside front tire wear, alignment was needed 
Apr 2014

65000 mi

US $85
replaced the rear Watts link stabilizer conrtol 
Jul 2015

74300 mi

US $100
Fuel gauge sending unit, malfunction. had to replace 
Nov 2015

76300 mi
The shift linkage frozen up, because the engineers designed the battery output directly above the shifting linkage and some of the battery output,acid vapor, deposited on the linkage. Have to remove air box and lube all linkage. works again 
Aug 2016

79000 mi

US $55
Replaced Drivers side tie rod end and will have to align soon. 
Sep 2016

80000 mi

US $1
The engine light came on, code revealed it was a fuel cap issue, purchased a new o-ring gasket at Hardware and problem was solved 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Mar 2012 - Jan 2013
Apr 2012

48200 mi

US $350
two of the sensors prevented the car from going over 30mph. After taking it to our usual mechanic, a local dealer, we drive to a dealer about 45 minutes away. It took them nearly a month to diagnose and fix the problem. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

US $2500
Timing belt broke while driving about 40 MPH. Car stopped, tried repeatedly to restart it which caused $2500 in engine damage. Had to junk the car. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Utah, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2015
Jun 2011

79000 mi

US $635
Alternator that was replaced last year was defective, replaced with new mopar unit, and new positive battery cable 
Jan 2012

111700 mi

US $7
Car was making "bubbling" noise, would steam and overheat. Replaced Radiator cap 
Jun 2013

111000 mi

US $3400
Spark plug came out of socket ($300) Timing Belt broke on the freeway, bending the valves, replaced motor mounts at same time ($3100) 
Sep 2014

124000 mi

US $398
Camshaft & Oil pressure sensors 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Oregon, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
Jul 2015

97000 mi

US $20
Crankshaft position sensor replaced. 
Nov 2015

106300 mi

US $175
Replaced steering rack due to a fluid leak. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Arizona, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2017
Sep 2011

95000 mi

US $80
cruise control not working - replaced vacuum lines 
Sep 2012

111000 mi

US $320
Check engine light indicating failed Ox sensor 
May 2013

126000 mi

US $188
Engine overheating and loss of AC. Electric Cooling fan replaced - $188 with tax 
Sep 2013

130000 mi

US $800
New shocks,struts, bushings and engine mount 
Sep 2014

148000 mi

US $850
Tips and cps. To fix a surging issue 
Nov 2014

156000 mi

US $180
replaced ECU 
Mar 2015

166000 mi

US $420
Fuel pump stopped working. Had to be replaced 
Nov 2015

178000 mi

US $305
Replaced Shift solenoid, Lower engine mount 
Mar 2016

189000 mi

US $795
Timing belt 
Jan 2017

186700 mi
R&R failing alternator 
Jun 2017

208000 mi

US $140
Oil pressure sending unit was failing. Replaced unit 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Missouri, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

102000 mi
noise front end 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2009 - Jul 2017
Mar 2014

96000 mi

US $200
Upper and lower engine mounts 
Aug 2014

99700 mi
Head gasket leak caused by head bolts stretching. Also had the timing belt and water pump done as preventive maintenance, and a new battery as the last one was weak during the winter. 
Jun 2015

108000 mi

US $1200
Struts, lower control arms, sway bar bushings 
Jul 2017

122000 mi

US $40
Taillight replaced. first bulb ever replaced! 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Hawaii, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

41020 mi

US $100
Leaking waterpump Replaced Water pump. Repaired under 7yr/70k warranty 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2015 - Jul 2015
Apr 2015

129000 mi

US $60
Over heating. Replaced thermostat in back yard 
Jul 2015

136000 mi

US $4000
Trasnsmission went bad for the 2nd time 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Nevada, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2015
Jun 2015

107000 mi

US $1100
Leaking valve cover gasket Replaced fuel pump Replaced spark plugs 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
- Apr 2007
Dec 2005

1200 mi
Steering is groaning when cold. Dealer flushes and fills with fluid, reports that they don't hear anything. 
Apr 2006

1900 mi
Steering is again groaning when cold. Dealer flushes and fills system again, but continues to insist there is no problem. 
Nov 2006

23000 mi
Groaning noise returns to steering again. This time, a leak is finally found in the rack. Rack is replaced and I am assured there will be no further problems. 
Jan 2007

26000 mi
Left front CV joint is found to be leaking. Joint is replaced after week of waiting for part from Chrysler. 
Apr 2007

29000 mi
Steering begins to groan again. Replacement rack is found to be defective (but who knows at this point?). Pump is also replaced, in case it is putting out too high pressure and blowing the seals. I make plans to file under lemon law. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

99100 mi

US $710
Also included lower control arms 

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in New York, United States
Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
Aug 2013

86000 mi

US $325
Erratic connection in multifunction steering wheel lever. Caused battery failure as fog lights came on at random, even when parked. This is a documented problem, reported by other owners. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Maine, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2017
Oct 2009

22300 mi
Left and right rear window regulators and motors replaced under warranty because of sluggish action. 
May 2014

37600 mi

US $206
Replaced both front wheel bearings. 
Sep 2015

43000 mi

US $310
Replaced front ABS wheel sensors. 

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Delaware, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

55000 mi

US $510
problem with ticking/rubbing noise in the front end esp when turning to the right. replaced wheel bearing covers on front wheels 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

32000 mi

US $1200
Blown head gasket Replaced water pump  Replaced radiator. 

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 180hp 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2017
Sep 2015

72000 mi

US $831
Left front disc brakes locked up shortly after purchase from individual. front disc brakes on both L and R were replaced. 
Dec 2015

74000 mi

US $150
sensor was replaced 
Dec 2016

79000 mi

US $50
wheel cover came unglued. Was taken to an auto shop, left for three days while glue was applied, and took vehicle home upon completion. 
Jun 2017

82000 mi

US $965
hydraulic cylinders on convertible top lost pressure. Cylinders were sent off for repair and then installed when completed. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Oct 2011 - Jan 2012
Nov 2011

98000 mi

US $60
Check engine light comes on and car stops - on streets, on freeway, anywhere. Electrical mechanic told me the computer is bad. This has been occuring since I purchased the car in 2005. 
Jan 2012

97000 mi
Engine light come on, car started shaking, then car would cut off - happened repeatedly including one time on the freeway at 70 mph. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

68820 mi

C $300
Engine light on, 3 codes; Knock Sensor, Cam Sensor and Vacuum Leak. Cam Sensor replaced, dealer assumed all 3 codes would clear. Vacuum leak returned, need software update to clear, no actual leak. It was assumed on trip 1 that replacing cam sensor would correct all codes (knock, cam, vacuum leak). Only correct knock and cam. Vacuum was corrected by software update as there was no actual leak 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2016

45000 mi
Headlights and fog lights stopped working. Ended up being a loose fuse. 
Jun 2017

47000 mi

US $800
Replaced both control arms and sway bar links Replaced pads and rotors 

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2dr Convertible

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Georgia, United States
Jan 2010 - Feb 2015
May 2010

84000 mi

US $50
Placed battery, this was original battery 5 yrs 1 month, 84,000 miles. 
Jan 2011

100300 mi

US $2214
Replace & flash computer remove & machine head 
Apr 2014

121000 mi

US $300
Plugs, & adjustments 
Jan 2015

118000 mi

US $120
We had to replace the Cam Sensor. A mechanic friend ordered part and replaced it for me. Also replaced two bushing for the gear shifter.  

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Engine not specified

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Indiana, United States
Mar 2009 - May 2009
Apr 2009

83000 mi

US $200
Took car in for engine noise, A/C problems, and stuttering. Mechanic found over $4000 of damage, including a cracked engine mount, bad wheel bearings, and more. Ended up trading in car. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Virginia, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

61000 mi

US $85
Recharged air conditioner 

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 220hp 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2008 - Sep 2011
Dec 2008

32240 mi
5-speed manual transaxle - 2nd gear disappeared. 17 inch chromed/alloy wheels - chrome peeling off. 
Jun 2009

39060 mi
#1 Spark Plug blew out of Head. Dealer had replaced 4 spark plugs less than 1 year ago under TSB. Cause either over torque or cross thread. Noticed large oil leak around plug they replaced using re-tap & heli-coil procedure second day after fix. This time they replaced 4 Plug guidepipes & gasket sets, also talked them into replacing hodd silencer pad which was damaged by 1st problem 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Switzerland
Sep 2005 - Sep 2016
Jul 2005

34100 mi
Front Rotors replaced because they were bent from heat. Replaced under warranty Fuel Pump replaced because of excessive noise.Replaced under warranty 
Jan 2006

60760 mi

$400
Front Rotors replaced because of bent Rotors. New Brake Pads installed. 
Jun 2009

99200 mi

$150
Both Front Wheel Bearings replaced, though only left side made noise. 
Oct 2011

136400 mi

$150
Both Front Wheel Bearing replaced, though only one made noise. 
Jul 2015

184760 mi

$105
Engine Light came on and stayed. Replaced Camshaft Position Sensor 
Sep 2015

191580 mi

$85
Power Steering Hoses replaced due to minor leakage 
Sep 2016

202740 mi
Grinding noise within the gearbox, probably a bearing... 

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 220hp 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2009 - Oct 2014
Apr 2010

69500 mi

US $287
Replaced Transaxle and Rt Axle 
Apr 2014

110200 mi

US $350
Turbocharger replacement 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2012
Sep 2008

25000 mi

US $15300
Engine missfiring traced to a faulty plug wires and a weak coil pack. 
Nov 2008

27000 mi
Autotrans. was very slow to up shift will hold and stay in second gear dealer reflashed the computer and problem solved the car has been working fine and the trans. works just fine very pleased with dealers work 
May 2009

29000 mi

US $31200
engine over heated stuck thermostat closed position thermostat replaced cooling system flushed problem repaired 
Chrysler PT Cruiser 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 - Nov 2010
Jan 2009

43400 mi

C $160
Camshaft sensor replaced. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Oregon, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2010
Mar 2009

92000 mi
New timing belt, water pump and belts. 
Jan 2010

US $135
Loud clunk in frunt end. probably a body panel flexing 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2014
Mar 2010

107000 mi

US $1800
Timing belt replacement 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Washington, United States
Apr 2009 - Jul 2011
May 2009

48000 mi

US $700
Also had A/C issue, not cooling. Couldn't find leak, recharged A/C, still working 3 weeks later. 
Aug 2009

48000 mi

US $1394
After previous repair, A/C worked for approximately 1 month. Took to dealer who found a cracked fitting on the suction hose. Had to wait 3 days for parts. ~$120 parts, ~$600 labor to fix. Check engine light came on at ~30 mph. Took to dealer -- computer showed misfire on cylinder #3. Plug showed signs of carbon tracking. Had them replace plugs and wires and to clean throttle body & injectors. ~$500 tune + $720 A/C + tax = $1394.00 
Oct 2009

49000 mi

US $540
Underhood noise on passenger side sounded like belts chirping. Turned out that car needed a new idler pulley and belts. 
Mar 2011

55000 mi

US $600
Leaking power steering hose. Hose replaced, system purged and fluid replaced. New expensive power steering hose was cut too short by dealer and came off fitting, dumping entire system fluid on ground after a week of driving. Car NOT drivable. Husband spent 2 days rerouting and fixing hose after $600 dealer repair! 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jun 2013
Mar 2011

58280 mi

C $700
Engine trouble light came on and stayed. Dealer did a tuneup and cleaned injectors. They said to bring back the car for more work. After paying the dealer $700, I am reluctant to go back.  
Jul 2011

60760 mi

C $1000
Engine trouble light came on and stayed. Dealer did a tuneup and cleaned injectors. They said to bring back the car to replace the injectors. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Arizona, United States
Aug 2017 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

95000 mi

US $1400
Timimg belt and water pump replaced Replaced broken motor mounts 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Mar 2012 - Aug 2013
Feb 2013

53600 mi

US $60
Camshaft sensor when bad i replace it and rest the computer codes, its been running ok 
Aug 2013

55000 mi

US $100
Front wheel bearing when bad, it was making a noise and change if turning 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2010 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

94860 mi

C $200
Wheel bearing had to be replaced 

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 180hp 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2011
Jan 2009

40000 mi
BCM module failure...shorted out instrument cluster. awaiting parts to complete repair P0456 code....leak found & repaired according to dealer tech. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2009 - Oct 2012
Sep 2009

56000 mi

US $250
Replaced RF wheel bearing and left tie rod end. 
Dec 2009

60000 mi

US $50
Overheat light came on. Stopped for a bit. Then drove several blocks to repair shop. Replaced the radiator cap.  Several weeks later it did it again. This time they found some small leaks around the radiator. Tightened some connections. 
Jan 2010

60400 mi

US $100
Traveling on Interstate. Exited for lunch. When I made a right hand turn, found steering wheel very hard to turn. After third inquiry, I found a dealer who found that a power steering hose was leaking. Replaced and we were on our way. 
Apr 2010

66000 mi

US $150
Replaced motor-trans mount. 
Dec 2011

89000 mi

US $1200
Water pump and radiator were leaking. took it to a former dealer where I bought t 2 years ago. Had water pump, timing belt and radiator replaced. 
Jan 2012

91000 mi
Car idling rough. In Dec. had water pump, timing belt and radiator replaced. Took car back, and they found the timing belt off 2 teeth. Fixed, and running wll now. 
Mar 2012

92000 mi

US $910
Had to have the head gasket replaced. 
May 2012

94000 mi
Car idling rough, especially when AC was on. Found #3 plug bad. Replaced all plugs. Much better, but now still stutters at idle when AC on, but not as bad. 
Oct 2012

99000 mi
Car still idling rough when last had it. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Michigan, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
Oct 2013

129300 mi

US $250
needed a new radiator. Still needs water pump, head gasket and timing belt but running ok at the moment. 
Apr 2014

148000 mi

US $700
Timing belt/ water pump replaced 
Apr 2015

160000 mi

US $700
replaced struts & shocks Cam sensor and positioner replaced. 
Jun 2015

180000 mi

US $585
serpentine belt and a broken mount.  also needed radiator replaced. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2012 - Nov 2016
Aug 2012

130000 mi

US $2700
A cam and crank sensor went bad plus the O2 sensors. Another bad bearing. PCM failed. 
May 2013

139900 mi

US $2700
Cooling fan failed and radiator burst 
Feb 2014

145000 mi

US $3000
Busted control arm 
Jan 2015

137800 mi

US $150
Drive belt and tensioner replaced. 
Mar 2016

161000 mi

US $1200
Front end suspension shot. Most parts replaced. 

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2008 - Nov 2010
Feb 2009

35000 mi

US $106
Both lower control arm bushings worn...dealer replaced entire lower control arms (both) 
Jun 2009

37000 mi

US $107
Engine cooling fan(s) replaced under 7/70,000 extended warranty. Even though the fan(s)were defective, car could be driven without the A/C on..otherwise an overheat situation would arise.  
Sep 2009

41000 mi

US $175
Camshaft sensor defective. Due to Dealer inability to repair in a timely manner I elected to have an independent repair shop make repairs on this item. 
Jan 2010

45000 mi

US $550
Both front struts and mounts replaced Both front struts and mounts replaced 
May 2010

46500 mi

US $416
Front sway bar links & bushings.... Premature failure of the water pump. On this car it means the engine comes out to replace. Thank GOD for the Chrysler 7 year/70,000 warranty. As a preventative measure...I had the timing replaced as well. 

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2014
Dec 2012

200000 mi

US $540
Noise coming from the front of car while driving and got worse over time. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Aug 2011
Mar 2011

74400 mi

C $90
replaced tie rod 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2013
Aug 2007

46500 mi

US $110
replace right front wheel bearing and spindle 
Sep 2007

48500 mi

US $100
replace camshaft position sensor 
Jan 2008

50900 mi

US $50
replace left front wheel bearing 
Aug 2009

65000 mi

US $40
camshaft position sensor...again 
Apr 2010

70000 mi

US $410
front suspension bushings, tie rod end, alignment 
Feb 2011

78000 mi

US $40
3rd replacement of cam position sensor. 
May 2011

80000 mi

US $200
front strut assemblies and lower suspension arms...3rd repair 
Dec 2011

87000 mi

US $150
front sway bar bushings replaced 
Apr 2012

89500 mi
loose right front wheel bearing 
Jul 2012

92000 mi

US $10
broken exhaust pipe 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2013
Oct 2010

62620 mi

C $368
This was for outside front tie rods and front wheel allignment. 
Dec 2010

62620 mi

C $137
The first one was wiper sprayers and the 2nd a new battery 
Jan 2011

63520 mi

C $400
tie rods front 
Jun 2011

68200 mi

C $250
While it is hot outside the engine light comes on and the car feels like it is surging forward and also losing power. Sometimes just the engine light comes on. Losing power and engine light on. Cam shaft sensor. 
Mar 2012

76880 mi

C $1265
Bushings barings sway bar. 
Apr 2012

77500 mi

C $20
Left passenger tire wouldn't hold air because the rim was corroded. Sanded down and resealed. So far Ok 
Jun 2013

81220 mi
The camshaft sensor was going again after only 2 years. Didn't repair got rid of it. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Dec 2008 - May 2012
Nov 2010

75300 mi

US $250
Oil sending unit was erratic (oil light flickered when stopping, though correct amount of oil was in car). Was replaced and no further troubles. Was advised that my motor mounts are bad :( 
Mar 2012

95000 mi

US $300
Hose broke and all coolant lost 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2014
Feb 2009

135000 mi

US $100
Replaced lower control arms (original), half shafts and passenger side front wheel bearing. 
Jan 2012

207000 mi

US $40
Cracked PCV hoses. Replaced hoses, PCV and restrictor. 
Apr 2013

271700 mi

US $185
Compressor replacement 
Dec 2013

291000 mi

US $1200
Original transmission replaced at 292,000 miles. 
Jun 2014

307000 mi

US $60
Replaced starter 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2014
May 2010

53000 mi

US $380
oil sensor light coming on on morning cold starts of engine. oil sensor switxh replaced under warr. within 5 days problem reappeared. EDIT I CANNOT CHECK THE FIRST BULLET POINT ON QUESTION 5 PROBLEM REAPPEARED WITHIN A WEEK. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Illinois, United States
Jan 2013 - Oct 2013
Aug 2013

78900 mi

US $200
Needed new plugs and wires. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2010 - May 2015
May 2010

52000 mi
squeaky front suspension 
Apr 2013

77000 mi

US $250
Wheel bearing. 
May 2015

86000 mi
wheel bearing replaced 2 yrs ago @ 400.00 another went this year. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Colorado, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2013
Mar 2012

105000 mi

US $25
Power steering pump replaced 
Oct 2013

124000 mi
Need a new altenator 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2011 - Aug 2016
Dec 2011

130200 mi

C $1050
new timing belt, plus serpitine belt replaced and new battery 
Jan 2014

158600 mi

C $286
both sides tie rod ends replaced 
Mar 2014

161200 mi

C $450
bushings seperated allowing stabilizer to move and cause clunking sound 
Jun 2014

166160 mi

C $530
pulsing in brake and steering wheel, new rotors,calipers and pads solved the issue 
Mar 2016

182280 mi
noise thought to be bearing noise, but bearings were fine. Possible road noise from type of tires or something else not discovered 
May 2016

184140 mi

C $304
front right wheel bearing needed to be replaced. It was done about 6 years ago, but not correctly done. Hub needed to be replaced also due to improper previous repair 
Aug 2016

184760 mi
same noise as right side bearing made. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Oregon, United States
May 2010 - Apr 2012
Jul 2010

143500 mi

US $10
Short in column. Replaced melted wires and fuse. Suspect wiring problem was from aftermarket automatic door locks by a shop. 
Jan 2011

US $9
Original left headlight went out. Took me less than one hour to replace headlight. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Maine, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2014
Dec 2009

56000 mi

US $344
Lower front control arm bushings replaced per annual safety inspection. 
May 2010

59100 mi

US $92
Crankshaft/camshaft seals leaked, compromised timing belt. Seals, belt replaced under 7/70, water pump replaced which owner paid for. A/C h.p. switch leaking, lost all refrigerant. New switch and recharge of system required. 
Dec 2010

64000 mi
Front control arm bushings replaced within 1 year of previous replacement. Covered under 12 month/12,000 mile parts/repair warranty. Repaired required to pass Annual Safety Inspection. 
Feb 2011

65300 mi

US $187
Replaced front sway bar links and bushings. 
Aug 2011

68700 mi

US $600
Radiator fan module replaced to repair problem with AC.  Also left and right tie rod ends were replaced due to wear. 
Nov 2012

78500 mi

US $99
Right front wheel bearing replaced. 
Apr 2014

88300 mi

US $69
Replaced Watts Link. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in New Jersey, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2015
Jan 2010

76700 mi

US $200
LF strut bad & replaced 
Mar 2015

90000 mi
Replace wheel bearing 

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Indiana, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2012
Aug 2012

129900 mi

US $150
MECANIC STATED THAT THE CRANKSHAFT CENSER WAS BAD. REPLACED IT 3 TIMES WAS NOT THE PROBLEM. CHECTED THE WIREING AND COME UP WITH THE COMPUTER WAS BAD. CHECTED WITH CHYR. COST 628.00 NO PEPLACEMENT IS AVAIBLE O3 PT TURBO. PROB.NOT FIXED 
Nov 2012

132000 mi
We replaced the camshaft sensor with a OEM part and it solved the problem. The other part was a generic part . It ran like a new vehicle for a little over a month and now it is running like it did before we replaced the part and the engine. 

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Engine not specified

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Nebraska, United States
Feb 2011 - Jul 2014
Mar 2011

105000 mi

US $758
Coolant thermostat was not working correctly, valve was stuck, and engine was overheating.  
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Oregon, United States
Aug 2016 - Apr 2017
Jan 2017

178000 mi

US $100
Replaced timing belt, water pump, radiator, Thermostat. Some seals & gaskets. Engine overheats and will not retain antifreeze or coolant. After replacing all the above parts. engine still overheats. Suspect bad head gasket. Parts on order for complete head gasket and seal replacement. New head gasket set including all upper gaskets & seals including intake & exhgause gaskets. Replace all engine fluids. 

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 215hp 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Saskatchewan, Canada
Jun 2012 - Oct 2013
Jul 2012

79440 mi

C $350
Replaced left wheel bearing 
Dec 2012

84940 mi

C $300
oil sensor acting up, giving low oil warning 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2016
Dec 2015

204000 mi

US $1389
Cv axle came apart @ mid-shaft where clip hold two halves together. Axle reinstalled properly. Replaced all 4 motor/transmission mounts 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Nov 2007 - May 2008
Jan 2008

18000 mi

US $595
Check engine light as a result of two sensors gone bad. Oil sensor defective. Emissions sensor defective. Cost way too much to replace two defective sensors on vehicle with only 18,000 miles. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2010 - May 2011
Sep 2010

55180 mi

C $800
Had to replace a wheel (which meant all four wheels) as Chrysler's chrome clad aluminum alloy wheels will corrode from the inside and leak air. 

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 215hp 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

68000 mi

US $270
Engine light 340 error code. Replace Camshaft sensor with after market part. Did not work, threw a error code of 344 and the car bucked like crazy, replace the Camshaft sensor with OEM from Chrysler. Works now! 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alabama, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

58000 mi

US $500
PT had a loud hum coming from right side, previously safety inspected & repairs performed. I took car to dealer to check out problem & they charged me $40.00 to tell me my tires were noisey!! This is why domestic vehicles are on the downside.$$$ oriented. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Michigan, United States
Apr 2009 - Oct 2011
May 2009

57000 mi

US $487
Head gasket 
Jul 2009

62000 mi

US $1200
Sway bar bushings replaced, also left wheel bearing (right was done several months ago) 
Oct 2011

90000 mi

US $129
Radiator drain plug had broken gasket 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2012
Nov 2010

94000 mi

US $500
Bad alternator/battery power 3 times in last 4 months. 
Mar 2011

95000 mi

US $200
Heating sensor broke, also found out main computer was/is failing, but didn't repair. 
Jun 2011

98000 mi

US $400
Coolant hose had leak/hole. 
Oct 2011

100200 mi

US $500
Battery shorts early and cables erode quickly 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Oct 2017
Oct 2011

73360 mi

C $80
Sway bar end links replaced because of clunking noise. 
Apr 2015

80600 mi

C $115
Had to replace left steering column lever (lights, etc.) 
Sep 2015

80600 mi

C $25
The engine cooling system overheat light came on. Turns out the car was out of coolant. Replaced thermostat which had stuck closed. Presume that the system boiled over more than once until there was not enough coolant left. 
Feb 2017

102300 mi

C $140
Replaced battery 
Oct 2017

120900 mi

C $5
Replaced windshield washer nozzles (yet again). 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ohio, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2015
May 2014

59000 mi

US $259
Replace front wheel bearings 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

97000 mi

US $365
Timing belt stripped 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Illinois, United States
Nov 2011 - Aug 2013
May 2012

46700 mi

US $200
replace right front wheel bearing. 
Feb 2013

53800 mi

US $90
Power steering pressure sensor replace. 
Jul 2013

58200 mi
A/C quit. Shop refilled with refrigerant and dye. Checked for but did not find leak. Replaced rear gate lifters, which worked, but barely. 
Aug 2013

59000 mi

US $8
Evaporative defect engine light. New gas cap. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2013
Jun 2013

44000 mi

US $675
Blockage in AC piping. Had to replace all AC piping and recharge system. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Missouri, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

50000 mi

US $804
Replace passenger side lower control arm,replace both front stabilizer links, replace power steering lint from rack to radiator,power steering flush. four wheel alignment. Replace shifter assembly, shift interlock cable. R&R center console, steering column covers, cylinder in column. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in South Dakota, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2012
Mar 2012

87000 mi

US $250
Power steering supply line developed a leak. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2008 - Oct 2012
Dec 2011

96720 mi

C $500
Leaking power steering line where it enters pump. Metal line had hairline crack, pump had to be removed to find. Could drive for a while adding fluid for slight leak, but eventually it would not hold fluid. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Sep 2017
Dec 2015

116000 mi

US $140
Power steering pump Radiator 
Jun 2016

122000 mi

US $500
Both front control arms, sway bar links and bushings. Upper and lower engine torsion struts. 
Nov 2016

125700 mi
Replaced battery. 
Feb 2017

129000 mi

US $300
New front struts new starter. New links and bushings. 
Sep 2017

130000 mi

US $60
Purge valve, vapor leak detection pump. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ontario, Canada
May 2009 - Jan 2011
Jun 2009

37200 mi

C $120
power steering sensor high pressure warning 
Jul 2010

37200 mi

C $600
power steering pump stopped working 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Missouri, United States
Sep 2009 - Jan 2014
Jul 2011

45000 mi

US $107
Repaired right front fender, trim around right headlight, front bumper. (Wife scrapped fender & bumper cover on shelf in new garage. Insurance paid 90% 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2016
May 2016

108000 mi

US $100
Incorrect check engine light/code & long crank on first start of day; software flash needed; software flash didn't resolve issue - dealer doestn' know what problem is now 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Oct 2007 - Mar 2011
Jun 2007

57040 mi

C $600
I started getting weird diagnostic codes. I took it in for warranty. I have to take it to City Tire for Lubrico warranty. Computer Diags referred to sensor. Didnt fix. Took to dealers another computer diags and sensor.didnt fix. Flash computer & Good 
Oct 2008

76260 mi
Well the car dies driving it down the road. I had to get it towed to the dealer. The timing Belt broke and now apparently the ead is gone and everything else. Estimaed repair cost is $3500. I have a lubrico warranty so we will see 
Mar 2011

107880 mi

C $270
Turbo unit failed 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Feb 2006 - Apr 2008
Oct 2006

65360 mi

US $1105
Ticking noise resulted in new engine, at the same time I had to rebuild the power steering unit and replace the struts. 
Mar 2008

82000 mi

US $342
Multi CEL codes. The thing still came up with one code for the anti-knock sensor (P0325), the rest disappeared when I fixed the cam position sensor (P0340). Leaky power steering pump. Replaced cam position sensor. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
- May 2008
May 2008

42000 mi
Detect Vaccume leak, Install New Thermostat and Gasket, Replace A/C tensioner Pully, install new Water pump. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2008 - Jun 2009
Apr 2008

26040 mi
Leak around the upper valve cover gasket. 
May 2008

26040 mi
Same oil leak problem advised will have to remove time covered to further investigate. Appointment for June only. 
Aug 2008

29760 mi

C $100
Even vehicle has extended warranty was told by service advised a hose clamp is consider a wear and tear item hence a billable repair. I was charged for a replacement clamp, transmission oil top up and labour time. 

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2016
Jun 2013

135000 mi

US $300
Wheel bearings replaced. 
Feb 2014

145000 mi

US $600
Idler arms replaced on both right and left sides. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Louisiana, United States
Jun 2009 - Jan 2010
Aug 2009

95000 mi
Fuel pump installed in April failed, replaced under part warranty. 
Jan 2010 Sensor went out, how to fix it to sell car. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Arizona, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2013
May 2012

75100 mi

US $100
Checked to see if freon was leaking; did not seem to be able to find a leak. 
Nov 2012

78600 mi
Freon was leaking because hose was blown. Months later, found out that hose was blowing because of faulty fan in a/c system. 
Apr 2013

80000 mi
Faulty fan in a/c system. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2007 - Jul 2013
Jan 2007

173000 mi

US $150
Replaced BOTH front wheel bearings within about a six month time span. This is a common PT Cruiser issue. I don't think it's possible to replace them without a hydraulic press, which I had access to. 
Apr 2007 Engine was missing badly. Replaced spark plug wires and plugs. These are know problem areas on Cruisers. Used Taylor wires and Champion double platinum plugs. Wires are still good, plugs have been replaced another time or two since. 
Mar 2010

US $95
Replaced Watts link - it was VERY loose and clunking when driving over bumps. 
Jul 2010

US $1000
Replaced both lower control arms. The rubber bushings were shot, which is common, but I also got new, greasable lower ball joints by installing Moog arms. 
Dec 2011

146000 mi

US $50
Replace tie rod end 
Jul 2012

161200 mi
Replaced plugs with Champion double platinum and plug wires with Crane Cams set. This is about the fourth set of plugs and second set of wires. 
Oct 2012

168800 mi

US $30
Car would not go into reverse and shifter felt like a spoon in a bowl of whipped cream. Ordered "Booger Bushings" to replace factory rubber ones. Replaced the two on the shifter end of the cables. Still need to to the transmission end. 
Feb 2013

178000 mi

US $90
Replaced the watts link that pivots on the rear axle beam for the second time. This time I bought a cheaper one from NAPA. Also replaced both watts link control arms. 
Apr 2013

179300 mi

US $140
Replaced a leaking radiator. Also replaced the lower radiator hose. Surprisingly, the raditor is not that difficult to change. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Arkansas, United States
Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
Aug 2015

92000 mi
Steering rack and pinion system leaking 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Utah, United States
Jan 2015 - Sep 2016
Mar 2015

97000 mi

US $68
Upper motor mount replaced. Total repair time approximately 1 hour. 
Aug 2015

101000 mi

US $38
This car produces engine error codes in the digital odometer display after flicking the ignition 3 times. Cam sensor bad. Initially, engine would not ramp past ~2,500 rpm only occasionally. After several weeks, car failed to start. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ohio, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2017
Dec 2016

89000 mi
New spark plugs. Clean intake system. Replace oxygen sensor. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Saskatchewan, Canada
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

39060 mi
Replaced belt tensioner. Replaced power window switch. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Arizona, United States
Sep 2008 - Jul 2010
Jul 2009

80000 mi

US $2100
New AC cooling fans; dealer paid for AC hoses they broke. new motor mounts 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Michigan, United States
Dec 2009 - Jan 2012
May 2011

115400 mi
Replaced right and left lower control arms Rear window wiper slow/intermittent operation 
Jan 2012

111000 mi
Heater core had leak 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2010
Jan 2009

65000 mi

US $200
Needed a new alternator. 
Jun 2010

82000 mi
no problem, just worn out suspension which was fixed, and changed transmission fluid and brake pads and replaced cracked windshield 

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Connecticut, United States
- Nov 2006
Nov 2006

25519 mi

US $357
New spark plugs and wires, cleaned throttle body. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in New York, United States
Feb 2012 - Jan 2014
May 2012

141100 mi

US $250
Calipers froze up had them replaced with new calipers pads and rotors 
Jun 2012

143000 mi

US $190
replaced fan assembly and recharged A/C 
Sep 2013

150000 mi

US $30
power steering pressure hose leaking. replaced hose 
Oct 2013

150500 mi

US $150
replaced rear trailing arms and watts crank 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2013
Jun 2012

56000 mi

US $900
Gaskets failed & steering fluid was leading. 
Jun 2013

66000 mi

US $360
Automatic door locks failed in both doors accessing rear seat. 
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 PT Cruiser in Massachusetts, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2017
Jul 2014

61200 mi

US $500
Engine light has been a constant problem had ignition coil replaced light came back on. replaced knock sensor, got inspection sticker, light came back on the next day. 
Nov 2014

62300 mi

US $280
muffler exhaust system replaced 
Aug 2015

64000 mi

US $989
Computer system replaced 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Manitoba, Canada
May 2008 - Jan 2010
Sep 2008

31620 mi

C $489
Alternator was replaced. 
May 2009

32860 mi

C $300
Front Right Axle replaced 
Jan 2010

C $300
Bell crank. Not a problem I noticed but required so the car would pass "safety" and could be sold. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Jan 2007

33 mi
1st repair: Coolant leak caused belts to squeal. Replaced thermostat and two belts. Dealer paid for parts since it was a new sale / we paid for labor. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Virginia, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2013
May 2013

126000 mi

US $300
I Had to Change the bushings 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Missouri, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
Jul 2011

120000 mi

US $1200
Thermostat installed; problem with overheating continued, unable to detect problem; referred to dealer 
Aug 2011

120000 mi
alternator went out, plus the overheating problem from prior problem; decided to trade-in for new vehicle 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

130000 mi

US $2800
replaced motor, replaced transmission at 130,000 miles 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2012
Sep 2012

143000 mi

US $800
Front right wheel bearing seized up 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
Nov 2015

162100 mi

US $180
Tie rod joints replaced -needed to fix wheel play for state inspection. replaced rear end Watts link which centers rear axel due to noise from too much play. 
May 2016

165000 mi

US $200
After much troubleshooting I replaced the PCM with a used one and engine got spark to the ignition coil again. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Maine, United States
Nov 2007 - Sep 2017
Apr 2008

64000 mi

US $84
Replaced multifunction switch. 
May 2008

65000 mi

US $430
Lower front control arm bushings (both sides) were cracked, and required replacement to pass safety inspection. 
May 2009

72000 mi

US $150
Both rear shocks replaced (one was leaking) to pass annual safety inspection. 
Sep 2011

80000 mi

US $328
Left & Right brake calipers seized, replaced. 
May 2016

85000 mi

US $168
Replaced right front wheel bearing. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Dec 2010 - Aug 2012
Mar 2011

78000 mi

US $150
Timing Belt broke and replaced. 
Aug 2011

81000 mi

US $150
AC Evaporator had leak, sealer put in (8/15/11)still working after 2 weeks 
Feb 2012

89200 mi

US $240
Starter became intermittent and had to be tapped on to start. Headlight switch intermittent, lights stayed on sometimes after shutting off. 
Jun 2012

90000 mi

US $80
A/C System was recharged with Sealer 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2016 - Sep 2017
Feb 2017

105000 mi

US $750
Break at tie rod end, replaced tie rod. Break was discovered during state yearly inspection, and oil change was requested (and performed) at the same inspection was requested. 
May 2017

107000 mi

US $590
Engine was overheating, no antifreeze. Monro flushed antifreeze and refilled. Following day engine over heated again. Monro replaced radiator. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Maine, United States
Apr 2009 - Jul 2013
May 2009

77000 mi

US $110
swaybar link missing, replaced, and swaybar bushings replaced, due to rattles and poor handling. 
Mar 2010

86000 mi

US $150
Watts link replaced for the 2nd time, first time was at 37000 miles. The watts link causes clunking under the rear of the car when it goes bad. Price of part increased to $95 from $75 last time. Another under engineered part that I have to pay for. Rear Watts Link replaced for the 2nd time in 3 years, car had about 40000 miles at 1st time. Watts link makes big clunking noise when going over bumps. It's a common problem for Pt's and the price for the dealer part is 95 now, was 75 last time. 
Apr 2010

88000 mi

US $590
Struts and Shocks, may be a normal wear item. The car still wanders around, I think something else may be worn in the steering. 
May 2010

89000 mi

US $400
Ball joint Replaced, and aligned. Car handles great again. rocker panels rusted out on both sides before the 5 year warranty ran out, but due to ice and mud on the car we did not notice until 2 months after it ran out. Dealer said too bad. I drove it another year and it won't pass inspection now. 
Sep 2010

96000 mi

US $200
Left front wheel bearing was making lots of noise and getting worse, wheel bearing replaced and it works like new again. 
Feb 2011

103000 mi

US $1100
front main oil seal leaking, also replaced timing belt, water pump, thermostat, serviced transmission, and spark plugs. 
Apr 2011

107000 mi

US $250
exhaust bracket welded 
Aug 2011

114000 mi

US $90
Oil plug damage, had to have dealer remove it. 
May 2012

128200 mi

US $220
Fuel line cracked near tank, fuel was leaking when pump was energized. Dealer replaced plastic fuel line. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in North Carolina, United States
- Jul 2008
Apr 2008

50421 mi

US $326
Shim kit installed on rear wheels to aid in alignment, after experiencing a blowout. Replaced remaining OEM tires with Michelen Harmonys 
Jun 2008

52400 mi

US $476
Used an IGO to fix leaking transmission cooler lines, pan was dropped and new filter installed, but system was not completely flushed for some reason. Don't use this IGO anymore 
Jul 2008

52874 mi

US $100
Transmission would not engage after a long soak. Complete transmission rebuild under warranty by Chrysler dealership. Front pump cause of problems as noted in service advisory 02-020. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2013 - Feb 2015
Jun 2013

112000 mi

US $100
Recharged AC 
Aug 2014

122900 mi

US $250
Dashboard lights. Have to remove dashboard. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Virginia, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2012
Jan 2012

US $94
Oil sending unit is supposedley cracked and leaking for the third time in 2 years 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in New York, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2017
Apr 2017

41000 mi

US $1500
Timing belt 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Oregon, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
Feb 2013

117200 mi

US $53
replaced axle half shaft 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - Dec 2012
Sep 2010

38000 mi

US $2000
Struts needed replacing. 
May 2011

41000 mi

US $250
Engine mounts were replaced. 
Sep 2011

41000 mi

US $150
Battery connections failed, replaced, as was battery. 
Apr 2012

43000 mi

US $800
Compressor was replaced. Oxygen sensor replaced. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

75640 mi

C $179
oil light was coming on when stopping and letting off gas.they did a pressure test and was fine so they checked the oil sending unit it was broke so that was changed and the light has not came on since. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Georgia, United States
Jun 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

55000 mi

US $180
Battery would be dead r/t apparent turning on of foglights because of a short in the headlight/foglight/turn signal control module on steering wheel. Replaced control module. 

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Missouri, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2008

96000 mi

US $400
Two new tie rods and one wheel bearing. 
Jun 2008

96000 mi

US $430
Fan runs all the time. Needed two front tie-rod ends. Needed new right front wheel bearing. 

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Georgia, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

166000 mi

US $1200
HAD NEW CLUTCH INSTALLED 

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Engine not specified

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2009 - Oct 2010
Jan 2010

169000 mi

US $400
Cooling fan replaced. 
Feb 2010

171000 mi

US $125
Raditor hose broke. 
Jul 2010

181000 mi

US $625
Driveshaft position sensor failed. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Washington, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

69000 mi

US $2500
Misfire on cyl 3. Turned out to be burnt exhaust valve. Had timing belt, water pump, etc, replaced as well 

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

215000 mi

US $500
Failure of cooling fans, failure of radiator. Replaced fans and radiator. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2016
Aug 2016

243600 mi

US $45
pcv valve 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
Aug 2011

102000 mi

US $300
Engine would intermittently not rev past 2500rpm, regardless of still or on highway, load or coasting. 
Sep 2011

103000 mi
Over-heating intermittently. Mechanics at dealer say the vehicle is not really over-heating. Indicating it may be the temp sensor, or the temp module. Didn't know for sure. Thankfully, they did not charge me the $70 diagnostic fee. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Illinois, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2016
Jul 2009

100000 mi

US $200
Took car in to do brakes. Found Shift cables worn (standard trans) Replaced shift cables.  
Apr 2010

105000 mi

US $200
Replace accessory belt tensioner 
Aug 2010

106000 mi

US $140
pwr strg idle speed sensor replaced 
Aug 2011

109000 mi

US $500
Lost power steering, It was the drive pulley side of crank damper working its way off. This caused the accessory belt to misalign and come off. Replaced damper, also replaced the belt tensioner. Found a lateral engine mount that was bad and replaced it. 
Apr 2015

118000 mi

US $300
Master cylinder replaced. 
Sep 2016

119000 mi

US $200
Manual shift bushings worn out. Did not feel sloppy but shift rod disconnected 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Colorado, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

120000 mi

US $35
power steering sensor was faulty, threw check engine light. no noticeable difference in performance. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2017
Jan 2010

70000 mi
Belt and/or Bearing noise. Diagnosed as timing belt. Timing belt, tensioner, idler, and water pump were ordered and repair will be accomplished within 2 weeks. 
Feb 2010

70000 mi

US $1
Ball joints had to be replaced. Also upgraded all of the front suspension bushings and replaced the struts. 

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2010 - Oct 2012
Sep 2010

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. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Maryland, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2013
Jul 2009

52000 mi

US $996
Rack-n-Pinion Replaced Told Solenoid was leaking and needed replacement - skipped for the time being. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2011
Aug 2010

100000 mi

US $385
Car overheated, rendered undriveable. Let cool and drove two blocks to shop. Fan wasn't starting, motor assembly had to be replaced. Ignition coil failed, causing engine misfire at cylinder 1, also all 4 spark plugs were replaced, as well as broken transmission torque mount, motor mount, and power steering pressure switch. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Jan 2011

112000 mi

US $500
timing belt,water pump,first time been replace ,way pass recomented milage ! 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Illinois, United States
Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
Feb 2016

124000 mi

US $700
Transmission leaking, repaired. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
Aug 2010

75000 mi

US $675
Noticed considerable decline in gas mileage, but no change in engine performance. Dealer said that both oxygen sensors weren't working effectively. They replaced oxygen sensors and PVC valve and hose. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2012 - May 2012
Mar 2012

161000 mi

US $600
My timing belt broke and had to be replaced. The water pump was also replaced at the same time. Upon inspection, all three of my motor mounts were cracked and had to be replaced. Power steering/Air con belt replaced. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alabama, United States
Feb 2008 - Apr 2015
Mar 2008

88000 mi

US $1200
Timing belt broke while exiting the interstate. No other damage was reported. Timing belt, idler pully, tensioner, and tensioner arm were replaced. The idler pully, tensioner and tensioner arm were replaced as routine maintenance. 
May 2010

120000 mi

US $535
TCM was defective and replaced. Dealer had to do it since it had to be programmed for the vehicle. 
Aug 2010

132000 mi

US $100
Replaced radiator fan. Bought the housing and fan assembly. The high speed part of the fan quit working causing the car to overheat when sitting idle. Problem was resolved by replacing the radiator fan. 
Jan 2011

139000 mi

US $250
Upper torque strut was completely broken. The owner ordered a new one and replaced it. Believe that this also caused the exhaust manifold to crack. It was also replaced. 
Aug 2011

145900 mi

US $100
Power steering high pressure line o-ring failed. Owner also found a stabalizer bar bushing had failed and was also replaced. The work was done at a local shop. 
Sep 2011

147000 mi

US $100
Scrubbing sound coming from rear driver side wheel. The self adjuster for the drum brake broke and the spring was scraping the drum. New self adjuster kit was installed by a local shop. 
Jan 2013

141000 mi

US $200
Shift cable broke, the sleeve closest to the cable. Moisture might have gotten in and caused it to rust or gunk up. Increasingly hard to shift, then stuck. Also noticed that both upper and lower motor mounts were broken again. 
Jul 2013

167500 mi

US $1050
The PCM went out. Car died while driving it, and it would not start. I thought the timing belt had broken, but it was fine. The computer was around $700 and the labor to program and install the computer was around $300. 
Nov 2013

170300 mi

US $80
Tensioner Pulley seized up and the serpentine belt broke because of it. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Maryland, United States
Mar 2014 - Jan 2017
Oct 2014

58000 mi

US $30
Major clouding of headlight lenses Engine overheating, intermittently. Once at the repair garage, it would act normal. Turning on High heater made temp fall into normal zone. Finally was able get to garage during a malfunction and replaced radiator and thermostat cap. 
Nov 2014

58500 mi

US $139
Replace serpentine belt and tensioner. Ac wasnt cooling well. Freon level down to .2 pounds. Added dye, recharged, and will recheck. 
Apr 2015

61300 mi

US $1623
Front calipers seized. Cost $580 for caliper, pads, rotors install. Replace lower control arms sway bar link kit 4-wheel align $770. Replace rear shcoks. $222. Leaking AC coolant. Found leak under dashboard. Too expensive to fix. Will recharge as needed, instead. 
Jul 2015

63200 mi
My prob is a broken window switch. Haven't gotten around to popping it out to fix or replace. I hope to do it myself with help of you tube. 
Oct 2016

66000 mi

US $135
Failed window switches. Light control stalk on steering wheel switch broken Broken engine mount 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2017
May 2017

89000 mi

US $85
replace Exhaust behind cat back 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Nova Scotia, Canada
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

90520 mi

C $1000
Dealer diagnosed catalytic converter failure. Would not cover under emmissions warranty (over milage) Dealer price was way too high, so I took it to an independent mechanic. Replaced the catalytic converter and had a performance cat-back exhaust system installed for the same price the Dealer wanted to replace just the catalytic converter. 
Nov 2008

97340 mi

C $5300
Transmission completely blown, got it rebuilt from scratch. Engine mount replaced and sepertine belt Front control arm bushings replaced. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Aug 2014
Jun 2014

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. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2011 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

131000 mi
Timing chain broke & bent the valves, took out the water pump too. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2009
Nov 2008

62000 mi

US $178
Lower right ball joint worn. 
Dec 2008

63000 mi

US $200
Right front sway bar bushings replaced and right front wheel bearing(s) replaced. 
Feb 2009

66000 mi

US $80
Spark plugs replaced / Throttle body cleaned 
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 Alabama, United States
Jul 2010 - Aug 2012
Aug 2010

97000 mi

US $3000
Computer was getting too hot and before catching fire, it would shut down the whole vehicle until computer cooled off. Then you were able to drive it again. This happened a week after purchasing this car, my very first vehicle. 
Jun 2012

127000 mi

US $1000
Timing belt snapped but did no other damage, thank God! Took forever to get fixed but runs better than ever! Happened on Apr 30th, my 20th bday, causing me to be late for my college finals. Sold my engagement ring to have PT repaired. 
Aug 2012

133000 mi

US $40
Motor Mount had to be replaced. Feels like its one thing after another. :( Motor Mount had to be replaced. Feels like its one thing after another. :( 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2008 - Jun 2011
Jul 2008

51460 mi

C $60
Front electric windows intermittently not working; replaced with part from junkyard. 
Jan 2009

57660 mi

C $700
Clunk from front suspension; 1 lower ball joint plus front shocks replaced. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Alaska, United States
Mar 2002 - Apr 2010
Jul 2002

200 mi
Faulty A/C fixed. Apparently an "O" ring was installed wrong which let the refrigerant escape. 
Aug 2002

300 mi
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). 
Nov 2002

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. 
Dec 2003

1700 mi
Approximate date and mileage. Instrument cluster replaced while trying to determine source of electrical drain that kills battery. The battery was replaced around the same time. 
May 2004

2200 mi

US $100
Approximate date and mileage. Factory cruise control was added by the dealer. Required computer update. Install and performance are as if the car came with it from the factory. 
Jul 2004

2400 mi
Approximate date and mileage. Rear left window regulator replaced due to squeeling sound while window is being lowered in warm weather. Other users reported that both rear windows do this, but the dealer wouldn't replace both because the right window was 
May 2008

30000 mi
Checking in. Six years of ownership. Need to take car in for multiple warranty repairs. A/C hasn't worked for years. Strange exterior rattle from right rear wheel. Some indications of rust under paint, not that this can be fixed. (Road salt is rare in thi 
Apr 2009

36000 mi

US $100
Bad "O" ring on high pressure inlet. Used dye in system to locate leak after two weeks of running A/C. Right rear window regulator replaced due to squeaking and creaking sounds. Still makes same noises. Rear shocks rattling like cans in a bag. Replaced and noise is mostly corrected. 
Apr 2010

42000 mi

US $65
Replaced MAP sensor. Original sensor had been failing, causing engine to surge when warm. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2014
Apr 2012

140300 mi

US $65
hose from PCV valve to manifold cover has rotted/softened. Chrysler of course, has custom made hoses that are a different diameter on each end. 
Jan 2014

US $1800
Front bushings, lower ball joints, front struts. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2014
Dec 2010

17511 mi

US $750
struts to raise and lower rear door had to be replaced. replace water pump 
Feb 2011

118000 mi

US $450
Car overheated, electric fan went out. 
Mar 2011

118000 mi

US $450
replaced motor mounts 
Jun 2011

118000 mi

US $1100
air conditioning compressor had to be replaced  
Oct 2013

147700 mi

US $229
left rear window motor required replacement. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2010
Apr 2010

125000 mi

US $500
New radiator. 
May 2010

127000 mi

US $500
Four trips to patch cooling system. 
Jun 2010

127000 mi
It was finally determined that the water pump was gone and the timing belt needed to be replaced at the same time, estimated cost $1100 at which point I got rid of the PT. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2009 - Jan 2016
Mar 2009

43400 mi

C $250
Front wheel bearing 
Oct 2010

67580 mi

C $300
servo for cruise control 
Oct 2011

78120 mi
lower control arm bushing, reprogramed flash memory lower control arm bushing, reprogramed flash memory 
Feb 2013

97340 mi

C $300
replaced both front sway bar links replaced both front sway bar links 
Jul 2013

105800 mi
growling noise from wheel bearing 
May 2014

117800 mi

C $700
car would vibrate at 85 km/h to 100km/h, tire balancing and rotation did not stop problem, worn right axle CV joint found - solved the problem 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in New York, United States
Mar 2011 - Aug 2011
Mar 2011

42500 mi

US $430
Replaced fan module 
May 2011

45000 mi

US $200
Engine misfiring; replaced coil and ignition wires 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

60000 mi

US $325
replace starter. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2009 - Oct 2012
Mar 2012

84000 mi
We had to replace suspension bushings in the front to quiet rattles and will also need to do the same with the "A" arms and the rear, soon. 
Oct 2012

88000 mi

US $270
Replaced tie-rod bearing; four-wheel alignment. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Michigan, United States
Feb 2006 - Sep 2011
Sep 2006

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. 
Oct 2006

53186 mi

US $1690
Torque converter fails, taking the transmission pump with it. 
Sep 2007

61427 mi

US $585
Front calipers (because pads very unevenly worn).  Front control arm bushings. 
Mar 2008

69000 mi
Transmission solenoid pack was leaking fluid, had to be replaced. Horn was not working. Replaced horn. 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. Front left wheel bearing replaced. Horn was not working. Replaced horn. Transmission solenoid pack was leaking fluid, had to be 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. 
May 2008

71000 mi

US $291
Right front wheel bearing replaced. Replaced radiator cap because seal not working, and coolant low. Replaced radiator cap because seal not working, and coolant low. Right front wheel bearing replaced. 
Jun 2008

71722 mi

US $88
Recharged A/C. 
Oct 2008

75000 mi

US $250
Warning light came on again, indicating coolant was sometimes low. Shop found small crack in thermostat housing, replaced housing and (as preventative maintenance) the thermostat. The thermostat is difficult to access; most of the cost was for labor. Warning light came on again, indicating coolant was sometimes low. Shop found small crack in thermostat housing, replaced housing and (as preventative maintenance) the thermostat. The thermostat is difficult to access; most of the cost was for labor. 
Apr 2009

79139 mi

US $90
Replaced both outer tie-rod ends. A/C not blowing cold. No freon. Shop charged with freon, with dye. Will take it back later to locate leak. Replaced both outer tie-rod ends. A/C not blowing cold. No freon. Shop charged with freon, with dye. Will take it back later to locate leak. 
Feb 2010

88821 mi

US $125
One front stabilizer bar link broken, other one badly bent. Replaced links on both sides. One front stabilizer bar link broken, other one badly bent. Replaced links on both sides. 
Jun 2010

92000 mi
Horn replaced for the second time. Recharged AC. Included dye to identify leak. Wheels replaced three years ago have corroded like those before them. Shop cleaned up corrosion, which slowed but did not stop air leaks around the tire bead. 
Aug 2010

93000 mi

US $400
A/C hose assembly leaking, replaced. Part fairly expensive because only OEM available. 
Nov 2010

93000 mi

US $85
A/C not working again. Compressor not coming on. Found corroded limit switch and cleaned it. Also recharged freon. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - Jul 2010
Jan 2009

147000 mi
Electric fan motor not working -- checked and is burned out. Also had to have plug reattached under car. Connector is broken -- original connector, 6 years old. 
Aug 2009

167000 mi

US $300
cooling fan had to be replaced. $150 labor plus parts 
Sep 2009

173000 mi

US $55
new cooling fan failed and had to be replaced. Fan was covered under the LLR warranty from Advance Auto Parts, but had to get replacement from NAPA in DFW area. Labor may have been covered, but too complicated to file for it. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2008 - Oct 2013
Mar 2009

92000 mi
Faulty Starter. I would have paid to have it replaced but the dealer (my father) fixed it for me and did not charge me anything. 
Apr 2009

94000 mi

US $325
Radiator Started to gush coolant after a slow leak was detected and not further identified. 
Jun 2011

109000 mi
EGR solenoid control circuit malfunction, Part ordered will report price once fixed 
Jul 2011

109200 mi

US $285
EGR replaced 
Oct 2011

110000 mi

US $1760
Timing belt broke while on the highway. Car was un-drivable. Timing belt kit was installed. Also sway bar links, front brake pads and rotors.  
Sep 2012

130000 mi

US $127
Exhaust Manifold disconnected from the muffler. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Florida, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2014
Jun 2011

72000 mi

US $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. 
Jan 2014

68500 mi

US $170
Replaced faulty power steering pressure switch.  Found loose tie rod end. Tie rod end not repaired in this trip 
Feb 2014

80600 mi

US $580
replaced timing belt 
Sep 2014

82000 mi

US $335
Replaced lower control arms on both sides, new bushings for stabilizer bar. Can't complain, these were all original parts. Replaced rack and pinion. Right front wheel had a bad vibrations. Over 2" of play once it was on the rack. Can't complain, this was an original part. 

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2015 - Jun 2017
Mar 2015

115940 mi

C $1995
Water cooler replaced, at same time did timing belt and other sundry front-of-engine parts while the car was apart. 
Apr 2015

116140 mi

C $289
Car would not crank; battery fine, electrical fine, no cranking whatsoever. Tested different components, tested starter, starter bad. Replaced. Solved. 
Aug 2015

117680 mi

C $205
Radiator blew and would not hold fluid; removed, replaced, issue solved. Price listed for repair includes new radiator and new rad fluid and distilled water. 

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Great Britain
Feb 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2008

64000 mi
Mass airflow sensor was faulty causing engine hesitation under load. 
Feb 2009

74000 mi

£110
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 
Jun 2009

78000 mi

£155
Both rear shock absorbers had failed, leaking fluid badly and offered no resistance to shocks at all. Replaced with new gas ones 
Oct 2010

89000 mi

£50
Ball joint on the front suspension wishbone had failed, replaced with a new one 

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in Georgia, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2011
Feb 2011

88000 mi

US $130
transmission fluid leaking. had system flushed and was told that x-mission solenoid connection was leaking. Can't afford replacement at this time. 

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Engine not specified

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 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 Indiana, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2011
Jan 2009

243000 mi

US $600
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 Indiana, United States
Feb 2011 - Jul 2011
Mar 2011

84000 mi

US $560
Spindles had been welded by previous owner, causing a un safe car. 
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

98200 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 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

107200 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

107600 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

US $145
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 Virginia, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

154000 mi
water pump broke front eng lost all gears 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

261000 mi
Over heat and stall 
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). Watts linkage - bell crank replaced (this is number 4). 
Nov 2015

241600 mi

US $150
Worn wheel bearings. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Ontario, Canada
May 2008 - Nov 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 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 Michigan, United States
May 2008 - Oct 2010
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. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Idaho, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2016
Apr 2016

69000 mi

US $1009
NEW FRONT CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS AND SWAY BAR STABILIZER LINK PINS. TWO SWAY BAR LINK ELIMINATORS. TWO CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS. 
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 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

42300 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 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 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

146300 mi

US $1000
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

148300 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 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 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
Upper engine mount, 15.63 Lower engine mount, 24.25 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

149300 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 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 Tennessee, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2016
Nov 2015

139400 mi

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

143900 mi

US $15
Water pump leaking. Replaced the water pump. The dealer wanted about $110 for the pump, but I found an aftermarket pump for about $15. 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Virginia, United States
May 2008 - Dec 2015
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

117200 mi

US $300
cooling system leak 
Aug 2015

115900 mi

US $130
leaking lower power steering hose 
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 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 Ohio, United States
Jul 2006 - Jun 2016
Aug 2006

95811 mi

US $526
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

186200 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 $20
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

195700 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

197500 mi
Replacement radiator leaking. Replaced radiator. 
Jan 2016

200500 mi

US $100
Front right caliper was sticking. Replaced caliper, bracket, and hydraulic hose. 
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 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 Florida, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2016
Jul 2013

114200 mi
new bushings on all of the under carriage 

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Chrysler PT Cruiser in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2008 - Nov 2008
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Denmark
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

111600 mi

$1200
 
Chrysler PT Cruiser in Michigan, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

146000 mi

US $125
Water pump leak then inop. 
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. 

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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
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 $400
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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