Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY
02V215000DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 10/04/1999 to 06/30/2002V (Vehicle)34543608/12/2002MFRCHRYSLER GROUP LLC08/08/200208/12/2002
Defect SummaryOn certain passenger vehicles, the fuel pump module mounting flange could leak fuel if the vehicle is involved in a rollover crash.
Consequence SummaryFuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
Corrective SummaryDealers will install a secondary seal over the fuel pump module. owner notification began august 12, 2002. 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.
NotesDaimlerchrysler recall no.b23.also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
02V214000DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATIONfrom 05/15/2000 to 01/23/2001V (Vehicle)9777908/12/2002ODICHRYSLER GROUP LLC08/08/200208/12/2002
Defect SummaryOn certain passenger vehicles, the fuel supply line could contact the air-conditioning tube service port. this can cause chafing of the line resulting in a fuel leakage.
Consequence SummaryFuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect the fuel line for abrasion and install a clip to ensure isolation. in cases with evidence of fuel line abrasion, the fuel line will be replaced. owner notification began august 12, 2002. 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.
NotesDaimlerchrysler recall no.b16. also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
1400101A06/22/20011400101621891A condition may exist in which the fuel gauge doe snot register full even though the fuel tank is full. *tt10/03/2001
0005710/16/2000618884Some vehicles may exhibit a condition described by customers as fuel tank cannot be filled to full, gas pump shuts off before tank is full, or gauge does not indicate full. *tt05/07/2001
140010102/15/2001618397Customers may complain that fuel guage will not indicate full. *jb04/12/2001
08140004/14/2000612604Customer may report that the fuel gauge needle does not reach the full mark with the fuel tank full, even after topping the tank off. *tt06/09/2000

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
12/01/2011
 The engine starting making a ticking sound while i was driving uphill about 40 mph. i stopped to check oil which was about 1/2 quart down. i proceeded to continue driving i went about another mile and the car started losing power. unknown to me but the car was already on fire. someone behind me alerted me and within a minute or two the pt cruiser was engulfed in flames.
12/01/2011
 The engine starting making a ticking sound while i was driving uphill about 40 mph. i stopped to check oil which was about 1/2 quart down. i proceeded to continue driving i went about another mile and the car started losing power. unknown to me but the car was already on fire. someone behind me alerted me and within a minute or two the pt cruiser was engulfed in flames.
12/01/2011
 The engine starting making a ticking sound while i was driving uphill about 40 mph. i stopped to check oil which was about 1/2 quart down. i proceeded to continue driving i went about another mile and the car started losing power. unknown to me but the car was already on fire. someone behind me alerted me and within a minute or two the pt cruiser was engulfed in flames.
12/01/2011
 The engine starting making a ticking sound while i was driving uphill about 40 mph. i stopped to check oil which was about 1/2 quart down. i proceeded to continue driving i went about another mile and the car started losing power. unknown to me but the car was already on fire. someone behind me alerted me and within a minute or two the pt cruiser was engulfed in flames.
07/25/20091787031
 The fuel line was recalled in 2002 under pt cruiser fuel line leaks against air conditioner and i had that repaired in 2002. i have done nothing to the fuel line since then. on july 25 2009, the fuel line sprung a leak. upon further investigation i noticed the line rubbed against the top of the engine which caused the hole in the fuel line. obviously fuel was leaking onto the engine the consequences of the leak could have been catastrophic and life threatening to myself and family. the fuel line is threaded under the power steering pump hose and over the engine to the fuel injection rail. over the miles the line rubbed the top of the engine which caused the hole in the fuel causing gas to squirt and leak in the engine compartment. i replaced the line to repair. i did keep the old fuel line and took pictures of the engine where it rubbed. i believe this to be a design flaw, by allowing the fuel line to rub on the engine and held down by the power steering pump hose. *tr
07/01/200939000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 chrysler pt cruiser. upon starting the vehicle, the contact smelled a strong odor of gasoline. she also noticed fuel leaking underneath the front hood. through online research, she discovered nhtsa campaign id numbers 02v214000 and 02v215000, but her vin was excluded from both recalls. the dealer stated that they could not assist with any repairs and would not assume liability. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was unable to be entered into the system. the failure and current mileages were less than 39,000. remailed 10/20/09. *lj
07/24/200787629
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact noticed an odor of gasoline emanating from the vehicle. upon further inspection, he noticed fuel leaking from the hose. the manufacturer stated that the vin was excluded from nhtsa campaign id number 02v214000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:hoses, lines/piping, and fittings); therefore, they would not assume financial responsibility for any repairs. however, according to safercar.gov, his vin was included in the recall. he took the vehicle to a local repair shop and had the component repaired according to the remedy referenced in the recall. the failure mileage was 87,629 and current mileage was 110,000.
10/31/20081900001
 Hole in exhaust system near fuel tank caused the plastic fuel tank to literally melt and leak fuel. the metal shield near the tank does not adequately protect the tank. it is a miracle that the vehicle did not catch fire. the entire fuel tank assembly and fuel lines near the tank have to be replaced. *tr
06/10/200751780
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact received a recall notice pertaining to the fuel system. after the recall repairs were performed, the instrument panel failed. the engine and all the electrical components shut off while idle as well as driving various speeds. while driving less than 70 mph, the failure recurred and caused an 18-wheel vehicle to swerve over the median to avoid crashing into her vehicle. the dealer reprogrammed the transmission controller module. on july 10, 2007, the vehicle was taken back to the dealer for the same failures. the etax relay and the controller software was updated. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer on august 30, 2007. the flash controller was replaced and the air bag sensor was reprogrammed; however, the repairs did not remedy the failures. on december 28, 2007, the vehicle was taken to the dealer due to transmission hesitation. the modular engine controller was reprogrammed. the failure mileage was 51,780 and current mileage was less than 62,000. updated 10/16/08 *bf
06/10/200751780105/01/2001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact received a recall notice pertaining to the fuel system. after the recall repairs were performed, the instrument panel failed. the engine and all the electrical components shut off while idle as well as driving various speeds. while driving less than 70 mph, the failure recurred and caused an 18-wheel vehicle to swerve over the median to avoid crashing into her vehicle. the dealer reprogrammed the transmission controller module. on july 10, 2007, the vehicle was taken back to the dealer for the same failures. the etax relay and the controller software was updated. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer on august 30, 2007. the flash controller was replaced and the air bag sensor was reprogrammed; however, the repairs did not remedy the failures. on december 28, 2007, the vehicle was taken to the dealer due to transmission hesitation. the modular engine controller was reprogrammed. the failure mileage was 51,780 and current mileage was less than 62,000. updated 10/16/08. *lj updated 10/17/08. *jb
08/04/2004500001
 Gas gauge malfunctioned. it indicated that there was no gas in the tank, even though the tank was full. dealership was notified. *ak the fuel sending unit failed. the sending unit provided false fuel level infomation to the fuel gauge on the dash. *nm.
01/03/20031
 The vehicle fuel supply tube failed.*dt *jb
10/10/2002
 Nhtsa# 15106-02-v-215-000. the fuel pump module mounting flange could leak fuel if vehicle involved in rollover crash... consumer states vehicle at any speed smell strong chemical fumes into the passenger compartment. dealer has been notified. please provide further information.. ts
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - CARBURETOR SYSTEM
07/01/2001
 Very poor performance and gas mileage has been observed while driving this car. mopar own website for ptcruiser has parts for air cleaner and exhaust system to fix this problem but at the owners expense. www.pt-tuning.com has a website with owners information about air cleaners and exhaust systems to fix the problem. i beleive the average gas mileage of a light truck is 20.7mpg and this car gets nowhere near that. i think for that reason the air cleaner and exhaust system should be replaced as a recall item to provide the owners with an enjoyable car instead of the lemon it has turned out to be. *ak (dot number: mkt2 bmdr tiresize: 205/55r16)
04/10/2001
 While consumer was travling at 15 mph and drove through a puddle engine shut off. contacted dealer, and the dealer stated that air intake was flooded from water that splashed up.*ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY
07/24/200649400106/01/2002
 Dt*: the contact stated after recharging the battery, the vehicle failed to start. the vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop who determined there was a seam failure in the fuel tank and the fuel module. the failed parts were replaced. the service dealer and manufacturer were notified. updated 09/05/06. *jb
01/23/200444500212/01/2001
 Consumer stated that the engine light came on, when the consumer went to have an oil change, the light went off. a week later the engine light came back on and stayed on. the consumer then called the mechanic/dealer and was told to bring the vehicle in. after the was examined, the consumer was told that the leak detector pump needed to be replaced. the consumer stated that last year there was a recall on the fuel pump and she thinks that this problem could be related. she said she was told by chrysler that they would not help with the repairs. *jb the engine light had come on again. the service dealer suggested that the light would go off then the problem would correct itself. recall# 0345436 *sc
03/17/20030104/28/2001
 2001 pt cruiser ...failure of daimler chrysler and medved chrysler in castle rock co. to timely and properly advise us of the nature of the defect and make the necessary repairs in a timely manner. i sent a detailed letter on 3/18/03 to nhsta, odi with the exact sequence of events. please provide an email address and i will be glad to email it to you. *jb
08/15/2002109/20/2000
 The dealer was unable to honor recall 02v-215 for the pump module mounting flange, the dealer stated that no parts were available, the dealer is bales chrysler in jeffersonville, in. phone# 812/282-4356. *jb *scc . *jb *scc
09/03/2002109/20/2000
 The dealer was unable to honor recall 02v-215 for the pump module mounting flange, the dealer stated that no parts were available, the dealer is bales chrysler in jeffersonville, in. phone# 812/282-4356. *jb *scc
08/08/2002102/01/2001
 On august 8,2002 at approximately 9:33 a.m. in the town of. no safety defect mentioned. *ak
07/08/2002104/01/2000
 I came to a stop after a long freeway trip and noticed a very strong gas smell. i looked under hood and could smell and see gasoline had sprayed all over the engine compartment. later, i found a link to a pt club website problem area, where someone had posted about the same problem just a few weeks earlier. her milage was at the same point as mine (around 40,000  45,000 miles) (i remember conversing with her when she and i were waiting for our cars to arrive in aug 2000  so our cars were made around the same time). other posts reflected that others were having the same problem in their pts  the fuel line is getting worn on a spot on the underside (not visible) where it rubbed against a part of the airconditioning line. comparing notes, it seems some pt's had come out of the factory with the fuel line tied away from the airconditioner, some didnt. chrysler recognizes this because they have put a tsb out for the problem. our own observation is that cars made a few months earlier are configured differently and don't have the problem. i dont know how much later after mine was built they began tying the hose away as a regular practice. my car was built aug 2, 2000. when getting the fuel line replaced at the dealership the week of 7/12 - i pointed out that this was an obvious, and known safety defect and asked them to fix it with no charge. the service manager said that because there was no recall, and because it was out of warranty, i would have to pay for it. so i paid $312.66 to replace the hose. on a car event a week after my car was repaired, we looked at the hoses on about 10 other pt's - those that werent tied back all showed wear in the same area. one with about 35,000 miles had significant wear such that the line should probably be replaced and not just tied back to prevent further damage. i suspect there are alot of pt's out there that were made around the same time that are facing an unexpected fuel leak. *ak
07/20/2002106/01/2000
 Fuel line inside engine compartment had rubbed against plastic cap for a/c recharge nipple. this eventually caused a small puncture in the fuel line and allowed a fine mist of gasoline to be sprayed in the vicinity of the exaust manifold. no fire resulted from this incident.*ak
07/01/2001108/01/2000
 Original fuel line location caused friction and wearing on the braided fuel line. this wore a hole clear through the line spewing gasoline all over a very hot engine! i was the one who originally brought this to the attention of the internet 'pt community'. please stress a recall on this issue. very concerned for those who have no 'net access!! they have to be notified somehow! some folks who didn't bother to check.. because they have a 'later model' 2001. and we've already established that this is not relevant. they need to check! -thank you!*ak
07/08/200203/01/2001
 Engine compartment, fuel line rubs against a/c line ,causing fuel line to fail.*ak
07/06/2002108/01/2000
 Fuel line rests against air conditioner line and is wearing. *ak
110/01/2001
 Fuel line rubbing against the ac lines in the engine compartment. causing wear on the line and possible break, leaking the fuel on to the engine. dealer medved 11201 w. i-70 frontage rd. n. wheat ridge co, 80033 offered not to fix the fraid line, because there were no recalls from chrysler about this problem, but decided to tie the line back so it woudl not rub anything in the engine compartment. *ak
08/01/2000
 Fuel line on pt cruiser rubs against the refrigerant line, causing wear on the fuel line. i was notified of this problem thruough ptcruiser club membership. i caught mine before it was worn completely through, and prevented a high-pressure fuel leak that has occurred on other ptcruisers. this not an issue that can wait for other occurances to surface. i will be taking mine to the dealer for remedy.*ak
07/02/2002110/01/2000
 Fuel line rubbing thru by the air conditioner fitting, (incorrectly routed from factory) causing fuel to be sprayed all over the top of the engine and exhaust manifold.*ak
 After researching internet found a fuel problem with pt cruiser. confirmed information with dealer, however, vehicle is not being recalled.*ak
05/25/2002
 Consumer smelled fuel while driving. dealer discovered air conditioner hose had rubbed fuel line, causing the leak.*ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
03/29/20051
 Gas fumes were coming in from the vents while driving. driver noticed that the vehicle was driving roughly. then, it stalled. driver was unable to restart vehicle, and it was towed to the dealer for inspection. mechanic determined that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. *ak
11/24/200347066301/15/2001
 I have a 2001 pt cruiser. i had an incident in wisconsin 11/24/03 where my steering wheel locked and could not be unlocked, thus i could not start the car. i had it towed to the dealership the next day. they found nothing wrong. on 2/26/04 the steering column was clicking. i took it to a dealership in st. louis. the steering column had to be replaced a bearing went out at 38913 miles. then 8/31/04 i had just pulled into my subdivision after a long trip and the car would rev but did not accelerate. i took it to a local garage due to the mechanics strike at the dealerships. the front pump of the transmission is out and needs a new transmission at 47066 miles. in addition, neither of the two dealerships mentioned a fuel system recalls the were issued in 8/02 and not completed on my car.*ak
09/19/200204/28/2001
 The vehicles fuel pump recall was not performed due to lack of parts. the dealer did not know when the parts would be available. *ak *nlm
08/01/200242420007/21/2000
 Gas level sensor gauge broke
11/06/2002
 Consumer arrived at local daimler/chrysler dealer to have fuel pump recall performed. the consumer was promised a rental car on the day of repair but when she arrived she was denied the rental. the brake light illuminated when accelerating from a stop. the consumer was unhappy with the customer service. *ph *nlm
08/15/2002
 Consumer states had 2 appts for recall remedy 02v215000 since receiveing notification letter on 08/15/02. both appts were cxld by dlr who still today advised consumer does not have parts for remedy. 1st appt on 9/10/02-dlr called and cxld. consumer called back on 10/01/02, dlr advised did not have parts. mr
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
04/27/201063000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 chrysler pt cruiser. the contact received recall notice id number: 02v214000 (fuel system, gasoline: delivery: hoses, lines/piping, and fittings) and had the vehicle towed to the dealer for the recall repairs. the dealer stated that because the fuel line was missing from the vehicle, they were unable to perform the recall repairs. the contact stated that since he was in possession of the recall notice which was addressed to him that he should be able to have the recall repairs performed on the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted and stated that they would escalate his request. the vin was unavailable. the failure and current mileages were 63,000.
08/19/20091
 2001 chrysler pt cruiser had a hole in fuel line. *nj the consumers wife was driving home, when she smelled gas. the consumer opened the hood and saw fuel coming from the fuel line that was rubbing against the air conditioner pipe and fitting. the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed there was a recall regarding this issue and according to their records, the recall was performed in 2002. the consumer stated either the recall was never done or the recall fix did not work and is seeking reimbursement for the new fuel line that was installed. *jb
01/31/2004470001
 Fuel line had previously been secured with nylon ties to prevent chafing against ac lines. however, fuel line rubbed against housing of outside air filter where it meets the firewall. this chafed the housing material and eventually caused a hole in it. the edge of this hole subsequently wore through the fuel line and caused fuel to spray into engine compartment. no fire resulted. repaired buy splicing a fitting into the fuel line at the point of the leak. *jb
08/22/200337000006/02/2001
 2001 pt cruiser -- known issue involving fuel line chaffing against metal ac lines. vehicle was sent to dealer for recall, several months later the fuel line leaks anyway and causes moderate damage via engine fire. fuel explosion occurred upon switching off the ignition after the vehicle was parked. *ak
04/05/2002186531
 Fuel line rubbed on ac line and wore through plastic cover and hose was leaking gas. dealer said that the line was on back order from manufacturer. on new model there is a clip to locate the line away from other parts. a check of a friends car shows wear to the plastic cover also. since this could cause a fire, i think cars should be checked for wear and repaired by chrysler. *jb ***dimsii ivoq entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis****760343***
03/17/20030104/28/2001
 2001 pt cruiser ...failure of daimler chrysler and medved chrysler in castle rock co. to timely and properly advise us of the nature of the defect and make the necessary repairs in a timely manner. i sent a detailed letter on 3/18/03 to nhsta, odi with the exact sequence of events. please provide an email address and i will be glad to email it to you. *jb
11/01/2002105/17/2000
 The fuel line rubbed against the metal air conditioning line which caused the air condition line to become chafed, there was a recall regarding the issue, however the vehicle identification number was not included.*jb
11/01/2002
 Consumer states that fuel line rubs against metal air conditioning line and is chafing. has not yet resulted in fuel leakage. related recall 02v214000, consumer's v.i.n. is not included. ts
07/05/2002
 Fuel line is resting on the metal air conditioning line and consumer constantly smells gasoline from vehicle.*ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - AUXILLARY TANK
 Vehicle fuel tank was over filled, resulting in fuel leaking inside vehicle rear right door and rug. please provide further information. ph
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
07/18/20055280003/07/2001
 I have a 2001 chrysler pt crusier the gas tank is leaking. the vehicle has never been wrecked and is kept in a garage except when i use.
12/08/2003110/12/2003
 I smelled gasoline and discovered a puddle of gas under my 2001 pt cruiser. when i took it into the dealership they indicated that there was a crack in the neck leading from the gas tank and the tank would have to be replaced. there is nothing in my driving that would have caused this. i am concerned that this apparent defect may occur on more than just my car and may be a problem with other similar vehicles with 42,000 miles on them. the dealership had also done recall work at a different location on this gas tank and the problem may have something to do with the care they took doing the recall work. the crack in the tank when viewed is between a plastic 2.5 dia. tube piece in the upper corner of the tank and the tank itself, this tube piece is a separate piece they has been attached to the plastic tank. the seal between the two had been broken is some way.*ak
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY - FILLER PIPE AND CAP
04/21/200473550106/22/2000
 While driving, the emission warning light would illuminate on the instrument panel. the mechanic informed the consumer that the problem was pertaining to their gas cap. the problem was not resolved. *nm the dealer informed the consumer that 2000 gas caps have failed before his vehicle. *sc *jb
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
09/03/2002109/20/2000
 The dealer was unable to honor recall 02v-215 for the pump module mounting flange, the dealer stated that no parts were available, the dealer is bales chrysler in jeffersonville, in. phone# 812/282-4356. *jb *scc
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
10/02/2001
 Consumer states dealer refuses to remove side pipes that are welded to the vehicle. consumer feels vehicle may blow up if involved in a rollover. please provide any further information. mr