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Common PT Cruiser Fault Codes
These are the most common PT Cruiser fault codes that people are searching for.
TCM Power Input Signal LowLearn More
Internal Control Module Memory Check Sum ErrorLearn More
Cooling Fan 2 Control Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
Power Steering Pressure Sensor Circuit Range/PerformanceLearn More
Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Heater Circuit High Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2Learn More
Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Heater Circuit High Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 1Learn More
Cooling Fan 1 Control Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
Crankshaft Position Sensor A Circuit IntermittentLearn More
Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Heater Circuit Low Voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2Learn More
Transmission Over Temperature ConditionLearn More
Lost Communication with TCMLearn More
Engine Oil Pressure Sensor/Switch Low VoltageLearn More
Transmission Fluid Pressure LowLearn More
Evaporative Emission System Vent Control Circuit HighLearn More
Cruise Control Multi-Function Input A Circuit Range/PerformanceLearn More
Battery Disconnected Within Last 50 StartsLearn More
PCM Internal Dual-Port RAM Communication FailureLearn More
Leak Detection Pump Switch or Mechanical FaultLearn More
Immobilizer System FaultLearn More
Intermittent Loss of CMP or CKPLearn More
HO2S Bank 1 Sensor 1 Signals Swapped in Key On Engine Running Self TestLearn More
Oxygen Sensor Heater High Resistance UpstreamLearn More
Performance / Normal / Winter Mode Input MalfunctionLearn More
Throttle Position Sensor High Out of Range FaultLearn More
Torque Converter Clutch Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
IAT - B Circuit Malfunction/ Exhaust Gas Recirculation Closed Position PerformanceLearn More
Oxygen Sensor High Voltage *Codes* A ULearn More
Leak Detection Pump Solenoid CircuitLearn More
Exhaust Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit / Open (Bank 2)Learn More
Exhaust Gas Recirculation Circuit Range/PerformanceLearn More
Engine Oil Pressure Sensor/Switch Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor A Circuit HighLearn More
Lost Communication With Body Control Module ALearn More
Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit High InputLearn More
Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit IntermittentLearn More
Measurement Circuit OK Battery Voltage Low FaultLearn More
Oxygen Sensor Slow Response *Codes* A DLearn More
Lost Communication With Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Control ModuleLearn More
Lost Communication With Body Control ModuleLearn More
Oxygen Sensor Fuel Trim at Limit *Codes* A ULearn More
PCM Power Input Signal IntermittentLearn More
Cooling System PerformanceLearn More
VRIS Solenoid '1' CircuitLearn More
Line Pressure Solenoid SystemLearn More
Downstream Heated O2 Sensors SwappedLearn More
P or N Range Signal or Clutch Pedal Position Switch Open or Short.Learn More
- Manufacturer: Chrysler
About the PT Cruiser
The retro-styled PT Cruiser first hit the market in 2000. Chrysler then produced the model for a decade until its discontinuation in 2010. The ‘PT’ part of the name stands for Personal Transport.
During its time on the market, there was only a single generation to be unveiled before its discontinuation.
While it is hard to compare the styling to most other cars on the market, the PT Cruiser was almost a direct rival to the Chevrolet HHR, another heavily stylized compact car. Competition also came from the Dodge Caliber.
Chrysler leaned heavily into the retro styling for the model, which many consider being hit or miss. This was the primary reason for its low sales figures.
Fault code P0340 is possibly the most common issue that the PT Cruiser suffered from. This code indicates that the camshaft position (CMP) sensor is sending a faulty signal.
This code, while not that serious itself, can hide a camshaft timing issue. This is a very serious problem, which in turn makes this code more significant.
Owners have commonly reported that this code can be fixed by simply replacing the CMP sensor.
Another serious problem that the model has faced is P0700, which is a code that covers a broad range of transmission issues. In most cases, it requires a professional-level scanning tool to be able to read any additional fault codes from the transmission control module (TCM).
This is an important step in pinpointing the source of the fault code.
Similarly, there may also be another common code – P0882. This code indicates that there is insufficient power to the TCM.
A faulty battery is often the most commonly reported cause of this fault code.