2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

266 problems have been reported for the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system with 39 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (35 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2003 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 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser in the United States are 119,162 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Chrysler Pt Cruiser owners in the last 15 years is 266, and the age of the vehicle is 15, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 266 / 119,162 / 15 * 1000 = 0.15.

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 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser in 2003.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
5
  2017
3
  2016
14
  2015
11
  2014
14
  2013
10
  2012
1
  2011
9
  2010
9
  2009
16
  2008
22
  2007
21
  2006
34
  2005
25
  2004
40
  2003
1

small car iamge Compare the 2003 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 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser with the Chrysler Pt Cruiser from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2003 Pt Cruiser is 266 while the average number of problems reported for the 10 model years of the Chrysler Pt Cruiser is 289.

Table 3. Compare the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2010 Pt Cruiser
23
  2009 Pt Cruiser
140
  2008 Pt Cruiser
153
  2007 Pt Cruiser
176
  2006 Pt Cruiser
457
  2005 Pt Cruiser
277
  2004 Pt Cruiser
231
  2003 Pt Cruiser
266
  2002 Pt Cruiser
532
  2001 Pt Cruiser
642


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