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Chrysler PT Cruiser repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (25%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

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

Other (3%)

Chart based on 994 repairs.
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Chrysler PT Cruiser repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (32%)

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Chart based on 789 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Chrysler PT Cruiser problems by year

2001 - 2005 (69%)

2006 - 2009 (30%)

2010 - 2016 (1%)

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Chart based on 1008 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Chrysler PT Cruiser

Chrysler PT Cruiser Personal Experiences: Pros
2002 4dr Wagon 150-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I bought this cruister pre-owned, it now has 107,000+ miles, and have yet (knock on wood) to put any major money or repairs into it. I driver my vehicles pretty hard, amditedly. full 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser review
Chrysler PT Cruiser Personal Experiences: Cons
2006 2dr Convertible turbocharged 230hp 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Considering that I'm nearing 150,000 miles on a 7 year old Chrysler, it's safe to say that I've loved my PT for a long time. But it's looking more and more like I'm near the end. I now have the highest milage PT at my dealership. What do I love about the PT GT Convertible? I love the style. The comfort of driving this car for hundreds of miles at a time. Plenty of passenger room. What don't I love? The milage: The range is roughly 300 miles highway. With a 15 gallon tank, I was expecting better. The turning radius: There is no such thing as a 3-point turn in a 2006 PT. Inconceivably large turning circle. One may as well be driving a motor home when considering a U-turn. Never understood that. Every PT owner feels that pain. The Daimler electrical system: Chrysler inherited the nightmare from them. full 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser review

Chrysler PT Cruiser Problems and Repair Histories

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