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2003

Technical Service Bulletins for 2003 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER

Bulletin Number: 800107 Bulletin Date: 02-07-2007
Component:
Air bags
Summary
Passenger air bag deactivation. *kb
Bulletin Number: 800107 Bulletin Date: 02-07-2007
Component:
140000 air bags
Summary
Passenger air bag deactivation. *kb
Bulletin Number: 803006 Bulletin Date: 08-25-2006
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Powertrain control module initialization. *kb
Bulletin Number: 803006 Bulletin Date: 08-25-2006
Component:
103000 power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Powertrain control module initialization. *kb
Bulletin Number: 1900805 Bulletin Date: 11-02-2005
Component:
Steering
Summary
Revised power steering system bleeding procedures. *sc
Bulletin Number: 1900805 Bulletin Date: 11-02-2005
Component:
010000 steering
Summary
Revised power steering system bleeding procedures. *sc
Bulletin Number: 1803605 Bulletin Date: 10-07-2005
Component:
Steering:hydraulic power assist system
Summary
Flash: rough idle or idle fluctuation with power steering operation. *sc
Bulletin Number: 1803605 Bulletin Date: 10-07-2005
Component:
015000 steering:hydraulic power assist system
Summary
Flash: rough idle or idle fluctuation with power steering operation. *sc
Bulletin Number: 802801 Bulletin Date: 08-16-2005
Component:
Exterior lighting:headlights
Summary
Moisture accumulation inside a vented headlamp assembly condition. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2304304 Bulletin Date: 03-09-2005
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Transit film removal. 2006 chrysler pt cruiser, and 2005-2006 ram truck *sc
Bulletin Number: 2304304 Bulletin Date: 03-09-2005
Component:
980000 unknown or other
Summary
Transit film removal. 2006 chrysler pt cruiser, and 2005-2006 ram truck *sc
Bulletin Number: 801505 Bulletin Date: 03-02-2005
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
Powertrain control module initialization. *sc
Bulletin Number: 801505 Bulletin Date: 03-02-2005
Component:
103100 power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
Powertrain control module initialization. *sc
Bulletin Number: 600105 Bulletin Date: 02-19-2005
Component:
Power train:manual transmission
Summary
Transmission gear rattle sound at idle. *tt
Bulletin Number: 600105 Bulletin Date: 02-19-2005
Component:
102000 power train:manual transmission
Summary
Transmission gear rattle sound at idle. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2100804 Bulletin Date: 10-16-2004
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination -diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p1776 solenoid switch valve latched in lr position. *mj this bulletin replaces 21-008-04 dated june 1, 2004. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2100804 Bulletin Date: 10-16-2004
Component:
110000 electrical system
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination -diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p1776 solenoid switch valve latched in lr position. *mj this bulletin replaces 21-008-04 dated june 1, 2004. *tt
Bulletin Number: 300604 Bulletin Date: 09-15-2004
Component:
Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft
Summary
Front hub/half shaft click/pop sound. *tt
Bulletin Number: 300604 Bulletin Date: 09-15-2004
Component:
106200 power train:axle assembly:axle shaft
Summary
Front hub/half shaft click/pop sound. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1900304 Bulletin Date: 08-27-2004
Component:
Steering
Summary
Steering column click sound. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1900304 Bulletin Date: 08-27-2004
Component:
010000 steering
Summary
Steering column click sound. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2100503 Bulletin Date: 05-11-2004
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Delayed or temporary loss of transmission engagement after initial start up on various models including the 2004 pacifica, sebring convertible, sebring sedan, intrepid and 2003 sx2.0. *tt *mj
Bulletin Number: 1802004 Bulletin Date: 05-04-2004
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Flash: engine sag or rough idle or veichle surge at engine speeds around 3000 rpm. *mj
Bulletin Number: 1900702 Bulletin Date: 04-06-2004
Component:
Steering:column
Summary
Lower steering column click sound. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1900402 Bulletin Date: 04-06-2004
Component:
Steering:column
Summary
Steering column click sound. *mj
Bulletin Number: 1900104 Bulletin Date: 03-16-2004
Component:
Steering
Summary
Whistling sound when the steering wheel is turned. *tt
Bulletin Number: 700104 Bulletin Date: 03-16-2004
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline:belts and associated pulleys
Summary
Accessory drive belt squeaking/chirping sound. *tt
Bulletin Number: 900704 Bulletin Date: 03-02-2004
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Irregular engine snapping sound. *tt
Bulletin Number: 803403 Bulletin Date: 03-02-2004
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
New spark plug for 2.4l engine. *mj
Bulletin Number: 30 Bulletin Date: 11-01-2003
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
Powertrain control module (pcm) electrical connector seal customer satisfaction notification no. c30. *tt
Bulletin Number: 700103 Bulletin Date: 09-26-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine overheat. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1802603A Bulletin Date: 09-12-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine no start (engine will start immediately after cycling the ignition key), malfunction indicator lamp illumination with false diagnostic trouble codes (dtc) p0016, p0116, p0335, p0339, p0340, p0462, p0498, p0499, p0522, p0622, p1604, p
Bulletin Number: 80503 Bulletin Date: 09-01-2003
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Reprogramming of the engine controller (ngc) in order to avoid and/or correct engine overheating. *tt
Bulletin Number: 3014 Bulletin Date: 08-29-2003
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
Service action 03014 - powertrain control module (pcm) electrical connector seal inspection/repair procedure. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1802903 Bulletin Date: 08-08-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Slight engine mis-fire above 5200 rpm. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2100603A Bulletin Date: 08-01-2003
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Transmission harsh 4-3 downshift. *tt
Bulletin Number: 70303 Bulletin Date: 08-01-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine overheating. turbo model. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2100503A Bulletin Date: 08-01-2003
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Delayed or temporary loss of transmission engagement after initial start up on various models including the 2004 pacifica, sebring convertible, sebring sedan, intrepid and 2003 sx2.0. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1802603 Bulletin Date: 06-27-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine no start (engine will start immediately after cycling the ignition key), malfunction indicator lamp illumination with false diagnostic trouble codes (dtc) p0016, p0335, p0339, p0340, p0462, p0498, p0499. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2100603 Bulletin Date: 06-20-2003
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission
Summary
Transmission harsh 4-3 downshift on various models including the 2004 pacifica, sebring, intrepid and 2003 sx2.0. *tt
Bulletin Number: 801003 Bulletin Date: 04-25-2003
Component:
Seat belts
Summary
Seat belt cinch bar service for various models including 2004 models. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1801803 Bulletin Date: 04-25-2003
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp illumination (mil), erroneous diagnostic trouble codes (dtc). *tt
Bulletin Number: 1801603 Bulletin Date: 04-18-2003
Component:
Electrical system
Summary
Interior/exterior lamps flicker. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1801203 Bulletin Date: 03-14-2003
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Erroneous diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0137 and p0339/cold start engine performance, turbo equipped. *tt
Bulletin Number: 8 Bulletin Date: 03-01-2003
Component:
Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm)
Summary
Computer driver chip that could fail. replace powertrain control module. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2025 Bulletin Date: 12-16-2002
Component:
Interior lighting
Summary
Malfunction indicator lamp illumination / transmission limp-in condition. *tt
Bulletin Number: 200402 Bulletin Date: 10-28-2002
Component:
Suspension:rear
Summary
Rear stabilizer bar technical information. *tt
Bulletin Number: 2020 Bulletin Date: 10-23-2002
Component:
Power train:axle assembly
Summary
Delayed transaxle engagement after initial start up. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1802902 Bulletin Date: 10-07-2002
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:engine
Summary
Engine no start (engine will start immediately after cycling the ignition key), malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0016, p0335, p0339, p0340, p0462, p0498, p0499, p0522, p0622, p1604, p1681, p
Bulletin Number: 802102 Bulletin Date: 10-07-2002
Component:
Visibility:rear window wiper/washer
Summary
There may be washer fluid leaking from the liftgate window washer nozzle. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1100202 Bulletin Date: 09-16-2002
Component:
Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system
Summary
Engine hesitation, loss of boost, screeching sound from turbo, diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0234. *tt
Bulletin Number: 1802002 Bulletin Date: 06-24-2002
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Flash programming failure recovery. *slc
Bulletin Number: 2200102 Bulletin Date: 03-11-2002
Component:
Unknown or other
Summary
Chrome wheel care. *slc
Recall Date: 04-07-2009 Affected Vehicles: 16,270
Component:
Exterior lighting
Summary:
"sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. these headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, ""lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."" these lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors."
Consequence:
Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. the safety recall began on may 11, 2009. owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589.
Recall Date: 04-14-2008 Affected Vehicles: 6,903
Component:
Suspension
Summary:
Federal mogul is recalling 6,903 aftermarket ball joint assemblies shipped between november 9, 2007 and march 26, 2008, which may have been packaged with incorrect nuts. the part numbers packaged with incorrect nuts are: k7147, k7329, k8683, and 104353. these parts were made for use on the various vehicles listed above.
Consequence:
The nuts included in the packaging for these ball joint assemblies are missing the intended prevailing torque (self-locking) feature. if the incorrect nut was to become loose, the joining members may loosen leading to a separation of the ball joint. this may result in loss of vehicle control, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
How to Fix:
Federal mogul will notify owners and replace the parts free of charge. the recall began on may 22, 2008. owners can contact federal mogul at 877-489-6659.
Recall Number: D18 Recall Date: 06-03-2004 Affected Vehicles: 438,391
Component:
Steering:hydraulic power assist:hose, piping, and connections
Summary:
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 2.4l non-turbocharged engines and automatic transaxles, the power steering pressure hose may contact the automatic transaxle differential cover, potentially damaging the hose.
Consequence:
Power steering fluid leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in an underhood fire.
How to Fix:
Dealers will inspect and relocate, or replace as necessary, the power steering hose and confirm torque of the hose fastener at the steering gear end. the recall began on september 20, 2004. owners should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
Recall Number: C09 Recall Date: 03-10-2003 Affected Vehicles: 816
Component:
Power train:clutch assembly
Summary:
On certain passenger vehicles, manual transmission models only, a welded pin internal to the dual-mass flywheel (dmf) assembly can unseat and become lodged between the flywheel and the clutch disc.
Consequence:
If this occurs, the clutch may not disengage when the clutch pedal is depressed.
How to Fix:
Dealers will replace the flywheel and clutch assemblies with the updated design parts. owner notification began on april 14, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-1403.
Investigation Open: 03-15-2004 Investigation Closed: 06-18-2004
Component Description:
Steering
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Pe04-028 was opened to investigate seven complaints alleging that the engine compartment caught fire on my 2002 pt cruiser vehicles.on june 3, 2004, daimlerchrysler (dcc) notified nhtsa of a safety defect in my 2001-2005 pt cruiser vehicles equipped with naturally aspirated 2.4l engines and automatic transaxles (recall 04v-268).the notification identified variation of the high pressure power steering hose routing, which allowed the hose to contact the transaxle differential cover, as the factor contributing to this defect.contact between the power steering hose and the transaxle differential cover can cause hose damage and power steering fluid leakage, which can potentially result in a fire. (note: the failure data in this resume is limited to my 2001-2003 vehicles per dcc's pe04-028 information responses.)this condition was limited to vehicles with automatic transaxles as vehicles with manual transmissions have substantial clearance between the transaxle differential cover and the power steering hose due to a smaller transaxle design.this condition also does not adversely affect vehicles with turbo engines, which have a different power steering hose routing that provides substantial clearance between the transaxle differential cover and hose.daimlerchrysler will instruct owners to bring their vehicles to a dealer to have the power steering hose assembly inspected and relocated, or replaced, as necessary, and to confirm the torque of the hose fastener at the steering gear end.
Investigation Open: 03-15-2004 Investigation Closed: 06-18-2004
Component Description:
Steering:hydraulic power assist system
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Pe04-028 was opened to investigate seven complaints alleging that the engine compartment caught fire on my 2002 pt cruiser vehicles.on june 3, 2004, daimlerchrysler (dcc) notified nhtsa of a safety defect in my 2001-2005 pt cruiser vehicles equipped with naturally aspirated 2.4l engines and automatic transaxles (recall 04v-268).the notification identified variation of the high pressure power steering hose routing, which allowed the hose to contact the transaxle differential cover, as the factor contributing to this defect.contact between the power steering hose and the transaxle differential cover can cause hose damage and power steering fluid leakage, which can potentially result in a fire. (note: the failure data in this resume is limited to my 2001-2003 vehicles per dcc's pe04-028 information responses.)this condition was limited to vehicles with automatic transaxles as vehicles with manual transmissions have substantial clearance between the transaxle differential cover and the power steering hose due to a smaller transaxle design.this condition also does not adversely affect vehicles with turbo engines, which have a different power steering hose routing that provides substantial clearance between the transaxle differential cover and hose.daimlerchrysler will instruct owners to bring their vehicles to a dealer to have the power steering hose assembly inspected and relocated, or replaced, as necessary, and to confirm the torque of the hose fastener at the steering gear end.
Investigation Open: 03-15-2004 Investigation Closed: 06-18-2004
Component Description:
Steering:hydraulic power assist:hose, piping, and connections
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Pe04-028 was opened to investigate seven complaints alleging that the engine compartment caught fire on my 2002 pt cruiser vehicles.on june 3, 2004, daimlerchrysler (dcc) notified nhtsa of a safety defect in my 2001-2005 pt cruiser vehicles equipped with naturally aspirated 2.4l engines and automatic transaxles (recall 04v-268).the notification identified variation of the high pressure power steering hose routing, which allowed the hose to contact the transaxle differential cover, as the factor contributing to this defect.contact between the power steering hose and the transaxle differential cover can cause hose damage and power steering fluid leakage, which can potentially result in a fire. (note: the failure data in this resume is limited to my 2001-2003 vehicles per dcc's pe04-028 information responses.)this condition was limited to vehicles with automatic transaxles as vehicles with manual transmissions have substantial clearance between the transaxle differential cover and the power steering hose due to a smaller transaxle design.this condition also does not adversely affect vehicles with turbo engines, which have a different power steering hose routing that provides substantial clearance between the transaxle differential cover and hose.daimlerchrysler will instruct owners to bring their vehicles to a dealer to have the power steering hose assembly inspected and relocated, or replaced, as necessary, and to confirm the torque of the hose fastener at the steering gear end.
Investigation Open: 03-15-2004 Investigation Closed: 06-18-2004
Component Description:
Steering:hydraulic power assist:power steering fluid
Summary Description:
Engine compartment fires
Summary Detail:
Pe04-028 was opened to investigate seven complaints alleging that the engine compartment caught fire on my 2002 pt cruiser vehicles.on june 3, 2004, daimlerchrysler (dcc) notified nhtsa of a safety defect in my 2001-2005 pt cruiser vehicles equipped with naturally aspirated 2.4l engines and automatic transaxles (recall 04v-268).the notification identified variation of the high pressure power steering hose routing, which allowed the hose to contact the transaxle differential cover, as the factor contributing to this defect.contact between the power steering hose and the transaxle differential cover can cause hose damage and power steering fluid leakage, which can potentially result in a fire. (note: the failure data in this resume is limited to my 2001-2003 vehicles per dcc's pe04-028 information responses.)this condition was limited to vehicles with automatic transaxles as vehicles with manual transmissions have substantial clearance between the transaxle differential cover and the power steering hose due to a smaller transaxle design.this condition also does not adversely affect vehicles with turbo engines, which have a different power steering hose routing that provides substantial clearance between the transaxle differential cover and hose.daimlerchrysler will instruct owners to bring their vehicles to a dealer to have the power steering hose assembly inspected and relocated, or replaced, as necessary, and to confirm the torque of the hose fastener at the steering gear end.
Investigation Open: 11-06-2002 Investigation Closed: 04-23-2003
Component Description:
Seat belts
Summary Description:
Safety belt cinching latch plate
Summary Detail:
There are no injuries or fatalities associated with this alleged defect.while conducting this investigation, odi found that the subject cinches meet the load bearing requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard 208, and that many of the reported failures were due to incorrect child safety seat installations. additionally, the report rate is low (1.60/100k).the information available fails to establish the existence of a defect trend at this time.further allocation of agency resources to this issue is unwarranted and the preliminary evaluation is being closed.