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The Chrysler PT Cruiser, produced from 2001 to 2010, was a unique and distinctive compact car that blended retro styling elements with modern convenience. Its feature was its retro-inspired design, reminiscent of classic American hot rods with its distinctive grille and prominent fenders. This design choice made it instantly recognizable on the road. The PT Cruiser offered flexible seating and cargo arrangements, with its rear seats folding down or removable, providing ample space for passengers and cargo. Inside, the PT Cruiser featured a user-friendly cabin with straightforward controls and decent comfort for its class. It offered a variety of trims and options, including a convertible model, allowing buyers to choose the configuration that best suited their preferences. While it may not have been a performance powerhouse, the PT Cruiser was a practical and stylish choice for those seeking a compact car with a unique personality and a touch of nostalgia.

Chrysler PT Cruiser specification, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.

Engine 2.4L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-20
  • Oil certification: API
  • Drain plug torque: 20 ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 5.0 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 2.4L 4-Cylinder:0.044”


  • Capacity: 15 Gallons (56.7 Liters)


  • Type: MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent.
  • Capacity: 5 Quarts (4.7 Liters)

Automatic Transmission

  • Type: MOPAR ATF+4Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent licensed ATF+4 product.

Brake Master Cylinder

  • Type: MOPAR DOT 3 and SAE J1703 should be used or equivalent. If DOT 3 brake fluid is unavailable, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids.

Power Steering Reservoir

  • Type: MOPAR Power Steering Fluid +4, MOPAR ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid, or equivalent licensed ATF+4 product.



  • Gasoline:
  • 1.6 L EJD I4
  • 2.0 L ECC I4
  • 2.4 L EDZ I4
  • 2.4 L EDV/EDT turbo I4
  • Diesel:
  • 2.2 L EDJ (OM644) turbo I4


  • 4-speed Ultradrive 40TE automatic
  • 4-speed Ultradrive 41TE automatic
  • 5-speed Getrag manual

Fuel Consumption


Safety Ratings



Front Lights

  • LED Driving Lights & Fog Lights: FDC-MB2
  • Front Fog Light Bulb: 9145
  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    • 4157NAK
  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    • 4157NAK
  • High Beam Headlight Bulb: 9005XS
  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb: 9006XS
  • Stepwell Light Bulb: 37

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    •  3157
  • Brake Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    • 3157
  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: 921
  • License Plate Light Bulb: 168
  • Parking Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    • 4157NAK
  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    • 3157
  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    •  3757AK
  • Tail Light Bulb:
    • 3157-SCK
    • 3157

Interior Lights

  • Auto Trans Indicator Light Bulb: PC194
  • Check Engine Light Bulb: LED
  • Dome Light Bulb: 578
  • Electronic Traction Control Indicator Light Bulb: LED
  • High Beam Indicator Light Bulb: LED
  • Hot Engine Indicator Light Bulb: LED
  • Instrument Panel Light Bulb: PC74
  • Luggage Compartment Light Bulb: 904
  • Map Light Bulb: 192
  • Parking Brake Indicator Light Bulb: LED
  • Seat Belt Light Bulb: LED
  • Turn Signal Indicator Light Bulb: LED