# 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

## Common problems of the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

531 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 91 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

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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 531, and the age of the vehicle is 15, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

PPMY Index = 531 / 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 |
5 |

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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 531
while the average number of problems reported for the 10 model years of the Chrysler Pt Cruiser is 286.

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