Have any of the PT Cruisers been recalled for overheating problems??? It seems to be a common problem no matter what year the car is!


Asked by Jan 28, 2015 at 06:38 AM about the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2001 PT Cruiser runs hot often but no always. When I turn it off it sounds like water boiling.  I changed the thermostat and replaced the radiator cap it did not help at all. While looking up this problem I saw a pattern, this seems to be a common problem with all of the PT Cruisers no matter what year it is.  Has there been a recall to correct this issue by Chrysler?

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Bob Beaman

If the radiator cap and cooling fan is okay, I would do 2 things....remove the radiator and clean the leaves and crap that builds up between the radiator and the A/C condenser. Purge all air out of cooling system. This should help.

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One step further, change all the coolant after a good flush, check for leaks and put in the new 50/50 mix.


If none of that works, have someone check your head gasket and water pump.

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