About Chrysler PT Cruiser
Chrysler PT (Personal Transport) Cruiser is a retro styled entry-level car manufactured by FCA US LLC from 2000 to 2010. The first Chrysler PT Cruiser was launched in 2000 as a 5-door hatchback for 2001 model year. Although Chrysler PT Cruiser only has about 10-year history, Car and Driver magazine has put it on Ten Best List. What's more, it has won the North American Car of the Year for 2001.
Chrysler PT Cruiser is a front-wheel drive vehicle offering many trim levels, which include Base, Limited, Touring, Touring Signature Series, Street Cruiser, GT, Walter P. Chrysler Signature Series(2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008), Dream Cruiser Series (2002-2005, 2009), Sport, Classic (2010) and Couture (2010) as a 5-door hatchback. However, as a 2-door convertible, Chrysler PT Cruiser offered Base, GT, Touring and Limited trim levels. It had many kinds of engine options varying from 1.6 L EJD inline 4-cylinder gasoline to 2.2 L EDJ inline 4-cylinder t/c diesel engine. Engines were mated to 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual transmissions. In 2003 model year, a variant of Chrysler PT Cruiser named PT Cruiser was released.
Chrysler PT Cruiser Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
For Chrysler PT Cruiser vehicle owner's good, we have collected some common problems happen to Chrysler PT Cruiser from drivers who have a long driving experience on Chrysler PT Cruiser. Problems are listed as follows:
First, engine light on and idles rough or engine stalls and shut off while driving. Engine problems are the most complained. According to experienced drivers, PT Cruiser engine would stall and misfire. After that it would be hard to start again. At the same time, they can find puddles of oil under the car and leaks around the oil drain plug. If your Check Engine Light is shining as well as suffering from same symptoms, you are suggested to check the engine control module and oil pan.
Second, braking system went wrong. Every driver knows the importance of braking system. PT Cruiser drivers said the rear brakes were always locked up when the brakes were applied, especially on wet surface. If when you brake gently and still feel the rear wheels touchy, you are supposed to have an inspection on your brake proportioning valve.
As most modern cars are using electricity to get power, which result in electrical components became the most easy-to-wear parts. Headlamp dimmer switch, ignition lock assembly and ignition switch all belong to easy-to-wear electrical parts, you should check them regularly.
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