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Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings Problems of Chrysler Pt Cruiser



Chrysler Pt Cruiser owners have reported 21 problems related to fuel hoses lines/piping and fittings (under the gasoline fuel system category).

car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2008 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 1
Failure Date: 08/31/2012

2008 Chrysler Pt Cruiser. Consumer writes in regard to vehicle fuel line. The consumer stated she had to pay $ 109. 25 to have the fuel line removed and replaced.

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car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 2
Failure Date: 01/11/2012

The fuel line/pressure regulator assembly has been replaced for the third time because the pressure regulator leaks, spraying gas on the firewall. Including the original part, this is now the fourth assembly in this vehicle. We have had the service performed at an independent facility, not Chrysler, but the parts have been purchased form Chrysler. My service tech says he replaces 50 or 60 of these per year. This is a potentially dangerous problem. When the assembly fails, the odor of gas permeates the inside of the vehicle and is very strong outside the vehicle. This vehicle only has 55000 miles on it and the first replacement was at about 40000 miles.

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car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2005 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 3
Failure Date: 11/01/2011

The contact owns 2005 Chevrolet Pt Cruiser. The contact stated that she could smell smoke inside of the vehicle while driving. The dealer diagnosed that the fuel line was defective. The vehicle was repaired numerous times, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 32,000 and the current mileage was 35,000.

car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 4
Failure Date: 04/27/2010

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.

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car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 5
Failure Date: 08/19/2009

2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser had a hole in fuel line. 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.

car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 6
Failure Date: 07/25/2009

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.


car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 7
Failure Date: 10/31/2008

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.

car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 8
Failure Date: 04/05/2008

The fuel line clip fell off allowing gasoline to spill onto lower part of the engine. The car would not run and was towed to a Chrysler dealer and repaired by putting on a new "revised" fuel line clip. The old part was not on the car when the failure occurred.

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car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2004 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 9
Failure Date: 03/12/2008

Since my purchase of this 2004 Pt Cruiser less than 5 months ago, car continuously lurches at stop lights, and if I did not have brake completely depressed would result in an accident. Also, when accelerating very sluggish as if it is not getting any gas for a period of time. . . . .

car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 10
Failure Date: 07/24/2007

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.


 
car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 11
Failure Date: 09/15/2004

While driving consumer smelled gas fumes. Consumer pulled over, and saw fuel leaking from the vehicle. Had the vehicle towed. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

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Failure Date: 02/12/2004

2002 Pt Cruiser fire.

car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 13
Failure Date: 02/02/2004

While driving in reverse at approximately 3 mph, the driver was warned by pedestrians that the vehicle was on fire. The driver exited the vehicle and a strong smell of gasoline could be detected. The driver opened the hood and there was a rush of flames, which died down after a second. The fire appeared to originate at the low center of the fire wall at the fuel line, which is located near the catalytic converter. Orlando fire department report stated the fire was due to a fuel leak.

car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 14
Failure Date: 01/31/2004

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.

car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 15
Failure Date: 01/20/2004

When first cranking CA rit will rev itself up, the speedometer goes to 120mph rpms tachs out, and then drops below 1/2 rpm, sputters and backfire soff. Had in Chrysler dealership 3 times for this and unable to find a problem. Told me that a sensor could be going bad. Now while my mother was driving out of neighborhood the car went dead as does with me at times at stop sign and refused to crank again. Called roadside had it for a charge of 75. 00 and was told I had bad gas and wanted another 510. 00 to fix. Was told not covered under reg. Warranty or the 1300. 00 extended bumper to bumper we purchased.

car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 16
Failure Date: 08/22/2003

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.

car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 17
Failure Date: 11/01/2002

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.

car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 18
Failure Date: 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.

car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 19
Failure Date: 07/05/2002

Fuel line is resting on the metal air conditioning line and consumer constantly smells gasoline from vehicle.

car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2002 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 20
Failure Date: 05/20/2002

I have owned my 2002 Pt Cruiser since may of 2002. Since the beginning, I have had trouble fueling up the tank. After about 3-5 gallons of gasoline has filled the tank, the hose shuts off. Begin again and it shuts off. This happens an average of 8-10 times during the fueling. The dealership tells me that it's because the opening to the tank has been made smaller to avoid splashbacks outside of the car. It is a royal pain everytime I gas up. Is there no solution?.

car image   Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problem of the 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser 21
Failure Date: 04/05/2002

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. ***dimsii ivoq entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis****760343***.


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