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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012007

PT Cruiser 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


My '02 PT CRUISER has had many incidents over the past 4 years. The instrument panel occassionally flickers or does not light up at all. The radio display/clock feature will turn off while music is still playing. Headlights dim when radio/instrument panel is changed. The ABS failed on the interstate whlie going 65mph. The car slid for a long time, causing a large bald spot on all 4 tires. Then subsequently the car shut off and took a few minutes before the car was able to turn back on. The starter has died 3 times, each time being replaced. The car gets roughly 13mpg at all times. There is no safety under the seat to prevent rolling objects from rolling into the front seat and potentially affecting the use of pedals. The car frequently does not allow me to turn the key. I have had all of these problems, even while taking excellent care of my vechicle.

- Port St. Lucie, FL, USA

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