2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Moderate Problems An periodic problem on this vehicle is failure of the Engine Cooling Fan Motor Assembly. The cost to repair the Engine Cooling Fan Motor Assembly is estimated at $472.00 for parts and $143.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Moderate Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Left or Right Constant Velocity (C/V) Axels. The cost to replace either Constant Velocity (C/V) Axel is estimated at $144.00 to $292.00 for parts and $46.00 for labor per axle. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Steering & Suspension

Significant Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Rack and Pinion Steering Assembly. The cost to replace the Rack and Pinion Steering Assembly is estimated at $767.00 for parts and $234.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Brakes

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Starting & Charging

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Accessories

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Overall

4 out of 5 4 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Engine Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
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