August 10, 2002
Chrysler recalls 464,315 PT Cruisers
Auburn Hills, Michigan – The Chrysler Group is recalling 464,315 2001 and 2002 Chrysler PT Cruisers to install a secondary seal to the top of the fuel pump module. A fuel leak was detected during an inspection following a government crash test. While there are no known incidents or complaints related to this issue, the Chrysler Group is taking this precautionary measure to reduce the possibility of fuel leakage in a severe collision.
Approximately one-quarter of these vehicles also will be recalled for a separate safety issue involving the underhood fuel supply line. The line may rub against the air conditioning service port, which could result in a fuel leak. While this is unlikely to occur, the Chrysler Group will attach a clip to the fuel line to prevent contact.
Owners will be contacted by mail regarding these recalls. If owners have questions regarding their PT Cruiser they may call the Chrysler Group customer call center at 1-800-853-1403.