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2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

528 problems have been reported for the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system with 90 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure (54 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser in the United States are 169,841 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Chrysler Pt Cruiser owners in the last 15 years is 528, and the age of the vehicle is 15, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 528 / 169,841 / 15 * 1000 = 0.21.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Chrysler Pt Cruiser model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser in 2002.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2002
4
  2003
50
  2004
53
  2005
39
  2006
50
  2007
54
  2008
38
  2009
26
  2010
21
  2011
26
  2012
12
  2013
11
  2014
30
  2015
25
  2016
10
  2017
2

small car iamge Compare the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Chrysler Pt Cruiser, the following table can be used to compare the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser with the Chrysler Pt Cruiser from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2002 Pt Cruiser is 528 while the average number of problems reported for the 10 model years of the Chrysler Pt Cruiser is 280.

Table 3. Compare the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2010 Pt Cruiser
20
  2009 Pt Cruiser
128
  2008 Pt Cruiser
144
  2007 Pt Cruiser
158
  2006 Pt Cruiser
435
  2005 Pt Cruiser
272
  2004 Pt Cruiser
224
  2003 Pt Cruiser
259
  2002 Pt Cruiser
528
  2001 Pt Cruiser
638


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