2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser

264 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 38 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

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

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

3

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

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 264
while the average number of problems reported for the 10 model years of the Chrysler Pt Cruiser is 288.

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