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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,987 miles

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser accessories - interior problems

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 012013

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. Consumer writes in regards to no instrument panel illumination, fuel and oil leaks, brake warning lights comes when applying brakes, inoperative windshield wiper switch. The consumer stated the instrument panel was completely dark and he was unable to see the gauges at night. Updated 05/22/13

- Albion, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 012007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Complete failure of everything on the dashboard, I.e. speedometer, gas gauge, cooling, odometer. No dashboard lights, no interior lights. Fog lights stay on unless you turn on your turn signal after turning off the car. This has been discussed as a problem that has occurred many times on the sites that I have visited. The car is a 2002 PT CRUISER, and there was a recall for the instrument cluster microprocessor to be malfunctioning causing the problems described above, however my pt was not covered under that recall.

- Cleves, OH, USA

problem #4

Sep 092006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,122 miles
Multi-switch fails causing the fog lights to come on when car is off or randomly when driving. Plastic part inside switch mechanism holding metal contact from connecting two terminals overheats and melts thus becomes shorter and cannot keep the contact away from the terminals. Dealer told me when I bought the car that I should not use the fog lights unless needed and I did as told. After two batteries and many attempts to get Chrysler to fix the problem they admitted was happening on all PT CRUISER sold by my dealer, I had to purchase and install a new multi-function switch assembly. I have the original an can send if wished.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 102007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The vehicle's dashboard began to crack vertically. The vehicle has not been diagnosed. The vehicle purchase date and engine size were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 70,000.

- Daytona, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 012007

PT Cruiser

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Chrysler PT CRUISER. The contact noticed a crack in the middle of the vehicle's dashboard. The contact was informed that debris from the crack could fall on the accelerator pedal and cause a crash. The crack could also cause the lights on the instrument panel to fail. The manufacturer stated that they would not perform the repair because the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage is 64,500 and failure mileage was 61,000.

- Allandale, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 152006

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,800 miles
: the contact stated the instrument panel cluster failed while the vehicle was started on September 15, 2006. The vehicle operated, but there were no instrument readings. There was a NHTSA recall # 01V288000 regarding an error in the instrument in panel cluster micro- processor. The vehicle was not included in the recall due

- Fruitland Park, FL, USA

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